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Beaufort (1st edition hardback)

Leshem, Ron

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ISBN 10: 1846551307 / ISBN 13: 9781846551307
Verlag: Harvill, 2008
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Good+/Good 1st impression 1st ed 2008 Harvill Secker hardback, unclipped DJ, impressive novel translated from the Hebrew. Area of staining/discoloration with chalky substance to top of spine area and inside top of DJ spine area, light top edge crease to DJ and dulling to pages, else good+ and unmarked first edition, Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; ISBN/EAN: 9781846551307. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 036601. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 036601

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Titel: Beaufort (1st edition hardback)

Verlag: Harvill

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good

Auflage: First Edition.

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By turns subversive and darkly comic, brutal and tender, Ron Leshem’s debut novel is an international literary sensation, winner of Israel’s top award for literature and the basis for a prizewinning film. Charged with brilliance and daring, hypnotic in its intensity, Beaufort is at once a searing coming-of-age story and a novel for our times—one of the most powerful, visceral portraits of the horror, camaraderie, and absurdity of war in modern fiction.

Beaufort. To the handful of Israeli soldiers occupying the ancient crusader fortress, it is a little slice of hell—a forbidding, fear-soaked enclave perched atop two acres of land in southern Lebanon, surrounded by an enemy they cannot see. And to the thirteen young men in his command, Twenty-one-year-old Lieutenant Liraz “Erez” Liberti is a taskmaster, confessor, and the only hope in the face of attacks that come out of nowhere and missions seemingly designed to get them all killed.

All around them, tension crackles in the air. Long stretches of boredom and black humor are punctuated by flashes of terror. And the threat of death is constant. But in their stony haven, Erez and his soldiers have created their own little world, their own rules, their own language. And here Erez listens to his men build castles out of words, telling stories, telling lies, talking incessantly of women, sex, and dead comrades. Until, in the final days of the occupation, Erez and his squad of fed-up, pissed-off, frightened young soldiers are given one last order: a mission that will shatter all remaining illusions—and stand as a testament to the universal, gut-wrenching futility of war.
The basis for the Academy Award-nominated film of the same name.

About the Author:

Ron Leshem is deputy director in charge of programming at Channel Two, Israel’s main commercial television network. Beaufort won the Sapir Prize—Israel’s top literary award—in 2006. The film version of Beaufort, which Leshem coauthored with director Joseph Cedar, won the Berlin International Film Festival’s Silver Bear for Best Director. Leshem lives in Tel Aviv and is at work on his second novel.

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