A husband seeks his wifes lover who is lost in the turbulence of Israels Yom Kippur War. As the story of his quest unfolds and grows in intensity, the main protagonists are drawn into the search and transformed by it: through the different perspective of husband, wife, teenage daughter, young Arab emerges a complex picture of the uneasy present, the tension between generations, between Israels past and future, between Jews and Arabs. The Lover was A.B. Yehoshuas first novel and immediately brought him international recognition. It is brilliant, compassionate and highly original and as accomplished as all his later works.
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