It is the story of a wealthy Jewish family on the scenario of war between Palestinians and Israelis. The description of the characters takes place in first person and the author points out the poor communication between people of different walks of life and culture emphasizing, in a polite, punctual and fun, the barriers that everyone meets to express himself. The novel recounts the author polyphonic structure. It is introduced from time to time, the head of a man of middle age, still attractive, that goes all out to find the lover of his wife, knowing that it could not be more him to give her happiness, and then in head of the wife, the daughter of fifteen, ninety in a coma, an Arab teenager. All against the backdrop of a city in a constant state of alert. It is a diverse chorus of voices, each with a story to tell you that you can not help but listen. We appreciate the spontaneity and the irony of the adolescent Dafi and the pride and the pride of his own age Na'im. The comparison between the two young people is definitely the most beautiful and alive in all history, because © makes it clear what it means to live the best years of their lives with the shadow of war looming, and despite everything, with a huge desire to live and to love. The character of Adam is certainly the most controversial, fascinating and wise in some respects, controversial in other respects. The barrier between him and Asya is those intangible but terrible to be killed. It is the tremendous wall that sometimes rises between people who once shared every single thought and then suddenly find themselves strangers. We appreciate the author's ability to inquire into the psyche of his characters without neglecting the everyday, what happens in the "outside world", and thanks to him, you can not enter a world that is seemingly far from ours. The characters of The lover with their illusions, their expectations, ideals and utopias, irony and spontaneity, pride, and pride, are probed within the psyche by Yehoshua without the neglect of everyday life in a world is not very far from our Western civilization, in epics far, in spite of love, how different voices so close sign the impossibility of truly knowing who live around us....Continua
Dream-like, indeed original and fascinating, but also wordy and sometimes boring.
The author suggests some hidden message behind this strange familiar story, but ends up burying it too deep.