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The Resource A pigeon and a boy, Meir Shalev ; translated from the Hebrew by Evan Fallenberg

A pigeon and a boy, Meir Shalev ; translated from the Hebrew by Evan Fallenberg

Label
A pigeon and a boy
Title
A pigeon and a boy
Statement of responsibility
Meir Shalev ; translated from the Hebrew by Evan Fallenberg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
Summary
  • "During the 1948 War of Independence - a time when pigeons are still used to deliver battlefield messages - a gifted young pigeon handler is mortally wounded. In the moments before his death, he dispatches one last pigeon. The bird is carrying his extraordinary gift to the girl he has loved since adolescence. Intertwined with this story is the contemporary tale of Yair Mendelsohn, who has his own legacy from the 1948 war. Yair is a tour guide specializing in bird-watching trips who, in middle age, falls in love again with a childhood girlfriend. His growing passion for her, along with a gift from his mother on her deathbed, becomes the key to a life he thought no longer possible."
  • "A Pigeon and a Boy is a tale of lovers then and now - of how deeply we love, of what home is, and why we, like pigeons trained to fly in one direction only, must eventually return to it. In a voice that is at once playful, wise, and altogether beguiling, Meir Shalev tells a story as universal as war and as intimate as a winged declaration of love."--BOOK JACKET
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Summary
A young, dying pigeon handler dispatches a bird with a message for the girl he loves, while many years later, that girl's middle-aged son falls in love with a childhood friend and receives a gift from his mother on her deathbed
Award
National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, 2007.
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199681
Cataloging source
DLC
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Shalev, Meir
Dewey number
892.436
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Fallenberg, Evan
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True
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  • Middle-aged men
  • Pigeons
  • Homing pigeons
  • Children
  • Love
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Men/women relations
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Marital conflict
  • Husband and wife
  • Home (Concept)
  • Belonging
  • World War II
  • Israel
Target audience
adult
Label
A pigeon and a boy, Meir Shalev ; translated from the Hebrew by Evan Fallenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Yonah ⶥ-naСr
Control code
000041212524
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
311 p.
Isbn
9780805242515
Label
A pigeon and a boy, Meir Shalev ; translated from the Hebrew by Evan Fallenberg
Publication
Note
Translation of: Yonah ⶥ-naСr
Control code
000041212524
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
311 p.
Isbn
9780805242515

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