Three Days and a Child Author:A.B. Yehoshua A young man who spends a strange three days looking after his former mistress's child; a graduate student in history whose summer job is as solitary fire-watcher for a man-made forest built over the ruins of an Arab village; an engineer who returns from Kenya to Jerusalem to die; a poet, long silent, whose inspiration is as dry and arid as the l... more »andscape in which he lives--these are some of the characters in these five distinctive tales of the macabre.
In these stories, A.B. Yehoshua, a young and gifted writer who lives and works in Israel explores the animal instincts that threaten the facade of civilized man, his urge to destroy, his fascination with evil. His characters seem locked in a continuing struggle to remain human--a battle that is waged against the harsh, unyielding background of sun-bleached cities and desert countrysides. Three Days and A Child introduces a writer of imagination and power whose stories are distinguished by fresh often frightening imagery and relentless suspense.« less