A suicide bomb explodes in a Jerusalem market. One of the victims is a migrant worker without any papers, only a salary slip from the bakery where she worked as a night cleaner. As her body lies unclaimed in the morgue, her employers are labelled unfeeling and inhuman by a local journalist. The manager of human resources is given the task of discovering who she was and why she had come to Jerusalem.
As the image of this once-beautiful dead woman begins to obsess him, the manager turns this duty into a personal mission - he is no longer just saving his company's reputation by trying to discover her identity and assure her of a dignified funeral. He is now restoring her not only to her family and country but also to common humanity - whilst at the same time conquering the hardness of his own heart.
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A B Yehoshua's will be visiting visit the UK in June and some excellent events and interviews have already been lined up: Events: GUARDIAN HAY FESTIVAL, Sunday 4 June CHATHAM HOUSE, Monday 5 June ICA, Monday 5 June THE WRITER'S CENTRE, Dublin, tbc Interviews: BBC WORLD SERVICE interview with Harriett Gilbert, Monday 5 June, 11.30am BBC WORLD SERVICE "The World Today" and "World Update" with Iain Croft, tbcBook Description:
A. B. Yehoshua was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2005
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