LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE PRIX FEMINA AND THE PRIX MEDICIS
Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin exist in nearby worlds – yet live worlds apart. Rami is Israeli. Bassam is Palestinian. Both men have lost their daughters. Divided by conflict and yet united in grief, Rami and Bassam are the best of friends. This is their story, and the story of a thousand things besides.
‘A wondrous book. It left me hopeful; this is its gift’ Elizabeth Strout
‘An empathy engine … It is, itself, an agent of change’ New York Times Book Review
‘A quite extraordinary novel’ Kamila Shamsie
‘The book goes anywhere and everywhere. It is a delirious and thrilling improvisation, a jazz solo spun out of that meeting … A spectacular structure of stories about everything’ Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times