To Know a Woman, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Following the bizarre accidental death of his wife, Israeli secret service agent Yoel Ravid retires to the suburbs with his daughter, mother and mother-in-law.

After a lifetime of uncovering other people's secrets he is forced to look back at the lies he has told himself; at the desolate enigma of his wife's life and death; his years of service to the state and the riddle of his daughter's behavior.




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A very beautiful book. Yael Arvid loses his wife. This puts him into a personal crisis. He quits his work as a secret agent and starts living with his daughter, his mother and his mother-in-law. He is forced to recognise problems he has tried to avoid his whole life. An intense book, which ends rather optimistic: 'I am alive. Therfore I take part. Unlike the dead.' This book shows how a depression works from the inside.

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