Suddenly, love: a novel

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"A poignant, heartbreaking new work by "one of the best novelists alive" (Irving Howe)--the story of a lonely older man and his devoted young caretaker who transform each other's lives in ways they could never have imagined. Ernst is a gruff seventy-year-old Red Army veteran from Ukraine who landed, almost by accident, in Israel after World War II. A retired investment advisor, he lives alone (his first wife and baby daughter were killed by the Nazis; he divorced his shrewish second wife several years ago) and spends his time laboring over his unpublished novels. Irena is the unmarried thirty-six-year-old daughter of Holocaust survivors who has been taking care of Ernst since his surgery two years ago; she arrives every morning promptly at eight and leaves every afternoon precisely at three. Quiet and shy, Irena is in awe of Ernst's intellect. And as the months pass, Ernst comes to depend on the gentle young woman who runs his house, listens to him read from his work, and occasionally offers a spirited commentary on it. But Ernst's writing gives him no satisfaction, and he is haunted by his godless, communist past; his health, already poor, begins to deteriorate even more. As he becomes mired in depression, Ernst seems to lose the will to live. But he has reckoned without the devoted Irena. As she becomes an increasingly important part of his life--moving into his home, encouraging him in his work, easing his pain--Ernst not only regains his sense of self but realizes, to his amazement, that Irena is in love with him. And, even more astonishing, he discovers that he is in love with her"--
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subject_facet Authors -- Fiction, FICTION / Cultural Heritage, FICTION / Jewish, FICTION / Literary, Israel -- Fiction, Older men -- Fiction, Women caregivers -- Fiction
title_display Suddenly, love : a novel
title_full Suddenly, love : a novel / Aharon Appelfeld ; translated from Hebrew by Jeffrey M. Green, Suddenly, love : a novel [electronic resource] Apelfeld, Aharon,
title_short Suddenly, love :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Authors, Older men, Women caregivers