bokomslag Where I Am

Where I Am

Shem Shem-Ur



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  • 208 sidor
  • 2023

A piercing novel about the experience of a life abroad in a cultural setting not one's own: Reut is an Israeli translator in Paris with a French husband and their child. But she feels isolated and misunderstood, resulting in a sense of estrangement that explodes at a festive dinner party with affluent, intellectual friends. During the elaborate meal, she sits on the edge of her chair, alert and navigating a tangle of cultural codes with which she's never been fully at ease. Will she escape the alienation that accompanies her everywhere? Where I Am, Dana Shem-Ur's virtuoso debut, blends comedy and travelogue to examine a woman's attitudes about belonging to a man, to a culture, to a language. It concerns migration and wandering, long journeys and changing landscapes. This intimate, heartbreaking book portrays a profoundly human yearning to stop everything, to lay down one's head, and to feel?if only for a moment?at home.

  • Författare: Shem Shem-Ur
  • Format: Pocket/Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781954404144
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 208
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2023-06-08
  • Översättare: Yardenne Greenspan
  • Förlag: New Vessel Press