The Hilltop: A Novel

The Hilltop: A Novel

Mordantly funny and deeply moving, this award-winning novel about life in a West Bank settlement has been hailed as “brilliant” (The New York Times Book Review) and “The Great Israeli Novel [in which] Gavron stakes his claim to be Israel’s Jonathan Franzen” (Tablet).

On a rocky hilltop stands Ma’aleh Hermesh C, a fledgling outpost of Jewish settlers in the West Bank. According to government records it doesn’t exist; according to the military it must… (more)

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The Hilltop is not as linguistically or as imaginatively inventive as the greatest work of, say, Amos Oz or David Grossman or Etgar Keret, but it is something entirely new – a comic settlement-saga that attempts to understand the terrible saga of the settlements.

These stories are interesting but take us out of the main narrative. More important is the human drama and, yes, the human comedy.


Book Details  


Publisher: Scribner (October 07, 2014)

Collection: Scribner

Parent ISBN: 9781476760445

Page count: 464 pages

File size: 7.2 MB

Language: English


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