A Pigeon and a Boy: A Novel

A Pigeon and a Boy: A Novel

Meir Shalev


From the across the world acclaimed Israeli author Meir Shalev comes a enthralling novel of 2 love tales, separated by means of part a century yet attached by means of one spell binding act of devotion.

During the 1948 warfare of Independence--a time whilst pigeons are nonetheless used to bring battlefield messages--a talented younger pigeon handler is mortally wounded. within the moments ahead of his demise, he dispatches one final pigeon. The fowl is sporting his impressive present to the lady he has enjoyed on account that formative years. Intertwined with this tale is the modern story of Yair Mendelsohn, who has his personal legacy from the 1948 warfare. Yair is a travel guide specializing in bird-watching journeys who, in heart age, falls in love back with a formative years female friend. His becoming ardour for her, besides a present from his mom on her deathbed, turns into the most important to a lifestyles he idea not possible. 

Unforgettable in either its details and its sweep, A Pigeon and A Boy is a story of enthusiasts then and now--of how deeply we like, of what house is, and why we, like pigeons expert to fly in a single path merely, needs to finally go back to it.  In a voice that's right away playful, clever, and altogether beguiling, Meir Shalev tells a narrative as common as conflict and as intimate as a winged assertion of love.

From the Hardcover edition.

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