Second Person Singular Cover

I grabbed a copy of Sayed Kashua’s Second Person Singular yesterday because of its cover:

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I like it because of its connection to Rene Magritte. But the novel sounds very interesting. This is from Amazon:

Second Person Singular centers on an ambitious lawyer who is considered one of the best Arab criminal attorneys in Jerusalem. He has a thriving practice in the Jewish part of town, a large house, speaks perfect Hebrew, and is in love with his wife and two young children. One day at a used bookstore, he picks up a copy of Tolstoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata,[1] and inside finds a love letter, in Arabic, in his wife’s handwriting. Consumed with suspicion and jealousy, the lawyer hunts for the book’s previous owner—a man named Yonatan—pulling at the strings that hold all their lives together.

Unfortunately, I have too much else to do to read it right now. But maybe soon.


[1] The Kreutzer Sonata is a novella that tells the story of a man who stabs to death his adulterous wife. Get it? And here is Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, which plays such an important role in the adulterers’ affair—played in Jerusalem (!) by Eugenia Pikovsky (violin) and Julia Gurvitch (piano):