Muck / Dror Burstein ; translated from the Hebrew by Gabriel Levin.
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|Covington Branch||BURST D (Text)||33126023065802||Adult Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780374215835
- ISBN: 0374215839
- Physical Description: 406 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First American edition.
- Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018
"Originally published in Hebrew in 2016 by Keter, Israel, as Ṭiṭ.
In a Jerusalem both ancient and modern, where the First Temple squats over the populace like a Trump casino, where the streets are literally crawling with prophets and heathen helicopters buzz over Old Testament sovereigns, two young poets are about to have their lives turned upside down. Struggling Jeremiah is worried that he might be wasting his time trying to be a writer; the great critic Broch just beat him over the head with his own computer keyboard. Mattaniah, on the other hand, is a real up-and-comer--but he has a secret he wouldn't want anyone in the literary world to know: his late father was king of Judah. Jeremiah begins to despair, and in that despair has a vision: that Jerusalem is doomed, and that Mattaniah will not only be forced to ascend to the throne but will thereafter witness his people slaughtered and exiled. But what does it mean to tell a friend and rival that his future is bleak? What sort of grudges and biases turn true vision into false prophecy? Can the very act of speaking a prediction aloud make it come true? And, if so, does that make you a seer, or just a schmuck? -- Provided by publisher.
In English, translated from the Hebrew.
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