A fragment from the planet of ashes
This is the story of a young boy who has survived alone in the dark days of the war, hiding out in a dank, cold forest, with only the animals, birds and trees to talk to. His family had been slaughtered and the enemy was on his trail.
The story moves – fast forward – to a time of war in Israel, when our protagonist – married and a father – ruminates on his early life, on the life he now leads, and on the meaning of war; that terrible monster that haunts him and follow him throughout his life.
The language of the book is a poet’s prose: rich, picturesque and filled with original and unique metaphors, and the story itself – which is a journey in time and a journey of the soul – transitions back and forth between the present and the past, forever beckoning to the future.