When Yaara meets Aryeh, her father's boyhood friend, she is instantly drawn to his impassive and archly assured presence. It is not long before she forsakes her devoted and well-meaning husband for the powerful, mysterious older man who seems to embody all that she lacks: will, strength, and the key to her parents' inaccessible pasts.
Na'ama and Udi Newman have many of the trappings of an idyllic shared existence. A couple since they were schoolchildren, they have grown together like vines and settled into a routine of calm domesticity along with their young daughter, Noga. But in a scene worthy of Kafka, the quiet rhythms of their family life suddenly screech to a halt when Udi wakes up one morning to find that he is unable to move his legs.
Als Iris auf Eitan trifft, glaubt sie, alles hinter sich lassen zu können: Die Schmerzen, ihr festgefahrenes Leben, den soliden, aber harmlosen Ehemann. Doch kann die Liebe alte Wunden heilen? Kann man noch einmal von vorn anfangen?
Zeruya Shalev erzählt von unserer schicksalhaften Gebundenheit an Ort, Zeit und vor allem an die Familie, in die wir geboren sind...