At a glance:
- Author: A. B. Yehoshua
- First Published: 1982
- Type of Work: Novel
- Time of Work: The 1980’s
- Setting: Israel
- Characters: Yehuda Kaminka, Naomi Kaminka, Ya’el “Ya’eli” Kaminka Kedmi, Yisra’el Kedmi, Gaddi Kedmi, Rakefet Kedmi, Tsvi Kaminka, Refa’el Calderon, Asa “Asi” Kaminka, Dina Kaminka, Connie
- Genres: Long fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Family or family life, Marriage, 1980's, Spiritual life or spirituality, Jews or Jewish life, Corruption, Israel or Israelis, Morality or morals
- Locales: Asia, Israel
The Kaminkas are not a family one would care to get close to, for fear their plagues might rub off. Merely reading about them in A Late Divorce (published in Israel in 1982 as Gerushim me’uharim) is a painful experience at times, despite a leavening of humor ranging from farcical to dark, since even the humor concerns a series of human disasters ranging from minor to major. Overall, A Late Divorce is no laughing matter. On a primary level, the novel is a close psychological study of a disintegrating Israeli family. On a secondary level, the novel...
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