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Someone to Run with By David Grossman

Someone to Run with
by David Grossman

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Earnest, awkward and shy, 16-year-old Asaf is having the worst summer of his life, until his routine is interrupted by an absurd assignment: to find the owner of a stray yellow Labrador. Meanwhile, on the other side of the city, Tamar, a talented singer, undertakes an equally unpromising mission.
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Someone to Run with by David Grossman

Earnest, awkward and painfully shy, sixteen-year-old Asaf is having the worst summer of his life. With his big sister gone and his best friend suddenly the most popular kid in their class, Asaf spends his days at a lowly summer job in Jerusalem City Hall and his evenings alone, watching television and playing games on the Internet. One morning, Asaf's routine is interrupted by an absurd assignment: to find the owner of a stray yellow Labrador. Meanwhile on the other side of the city, Tamar, a talented singer with a lonely, tempestuous soul, undertakes an equally unpromising mission: to rescue a young drug addict from the Jerusalem underworld...and, eventually, to find her dog. Grossman's most popular work to date, a bestseller hailed by the Israeli press and reform politicians like Shimon Peres for its mixture of fairy-tale magic, emotional sensitivity, and gritty realism, SOMEONE TO RUN WITH explores the life of Israeli street kids and the anxieties of family life in a society racked by self-doubt. But most of all, Grossman evokes the adventure of adolescence and the discovery of love, as Tamar and Asaf, pushed beyond the limits of childhood, find the objects of their quests, find themselves, and find each other.

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About David Grossman


David Grossman is the author of six novels and two works of journalism. His most recent novel was BE MY KNIFE. He lives in Jerusalem.

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GOR004679400
Someone to Run with by David Grossman
David Grossman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2003-04-07
384
0747562075
9780747562078
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