Tel-Aviv is a ghost town after an unspecified holocaust. The few remaining survivors are not allowed to read or write. Paper-wardens go from house-to-house confiscating books, diaries, calendars, and even old love letters. Maya, a young widow, goes on a journey in search of writing, hope, life and love. An exciting, original and clever novel, that starts in the future and resurrects in the present.
Yael Israel is an editor and literature critic. Finally Roman is her third book. Previous books: I've Gone to Look for Shelter, and From Here I See the Whole World.
"Original idea… Interesting plot."
"Finally Roman succeeds in realizing the goal set by the writer. It transmits its message and is read with interest as the imbroglio is unravelled and a new weave is created from its threads."