A sprawling epic set across four decades, and an audacious account of the underbelly of nation-building... Spectacular... Fascinating... Astonishing... Maror is a masterpiece of the sacred and the profane... Tidhar has achieved a literary triumph -- Jake Arnott, Guardian Some write in ink, others in song, Tidhar writes in fire... Maror is a kaleidoscopic masterpiece, immense in its sympathies, alarming in its irreverences and altogether exhilarating -- Junot Daz Maror blends the page-turning wit of a hard-boiled detective noir with the stirring intrigue of a multi-national political epic. An ambitious achievement that weaves a tapestry of both story and statement -- Kevin Jared Hosein Radiant with [...] the richly nuanced complexity and style of Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings... Will catch your breath as it presents the history of Israel from unique points of view, with dazzling multi-generational scope * LoveReading * One of the boldest, most visionary writers I've ever read creates both a vivid political exploration and a riveting crime epic. It's like the Jewish Godfather! -- Silvia Moreno-Garcia Startlingly refreshing * Daily Mail * Crime writing in the tradition of Balzac and Dickens and a major achievement... An earthquake of a book * CrimeTime * Every few years an Israeli writer produces a blockbuster book, designed to grab readers by the ears and occasionally readjust what they know or think they know about the Jewish state... Magnificent * Jewish Chronicle * Tidhar draws on his own experience of growing up in Israel and on the nation's turbulent history to tell an authentic story about creating your own identity * Jewish News *
Lavie Tidhar was born just ten miles from Armageddon and grew up on a kibbutz in northern Israel. He has since made his home in London, where he is currently a Visiting Professor and Writer in Residence at Richmond University. He won the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize for Best British Fiction, was twice longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger Award and the Rome Prize. He co-wrote Art and War: Poetry, Pulp and Politics in Israeli Fiction, and is a columnist for the Washington Post.