Die Manis

by Abraham B. Jehoschua

Hardcover, 1993

Status

Available

Publication

Piper (1993), Edition: 2. Aufl., 7. Tsd, 469 pages

Description

Mr. Mani is a deeply affecting six-generation family saga, extending from nineteenth century Greece and Poland to British-occupied Palestine to German-occupied Crete and ultimately to modern Israel. The narrative moves through time and is told in five conversations about the Mani family. It ends in Athens in 1848 with Avraham Mani’s powerful tale about the death of his young son in Jerusalem. A profoundly human novel, rich in drama, irony, and wit.

User reviews

LibraryThing member languagehat
A family epic told in one-sided conversations, working backward from 1982 Israel to 1848 Athens. Highly recommended.
LibraryThing member elik82
A brilliant epic creating an intricate puzzle of themes and characters.

Awards

National Jewish Book Award (Winner — Fiction — 1993)

Language

Original publication date

1990

ISBN

3492035205 / 9783492035200

Other editions

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