This is not a biographical book, but rather a record of the experiences of a little boy living inside big events.
Most of the story of Arie Itamar takes place during a tumultuous period for the entire world and especially for the Jewish People: between the years of WWII and the establishment of the State of Israel. It traverses the destruction of Europe, the rebirth of the Jewish people in their homeland, and miraculous arrival of 4500 Holocaust refugees on the fateful ship “Exodus”.
But it does not end there.
Arie Itamar was just a child when he came to Israel. Now, grown up, he realizes he needs to know the truth about his family. About his first father. About what’s happening to his second father. About the kaleidoscope images of his childhood that flit across his vision, tempting him, only to disappear.
Arie Itamar is caught in a web of death. The sounds of battle deafen him as he fights to stay alive, caught in The Lebanon War, enclosed on all sides by the enemy. Arie knows he has no choice. He has to fight both the enemy that surrounds him and the broken memories that evade him.