A Pigeon and a Boy

Meir Shalev, Evan Fallenberg (Translator)

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During the 1948 War of Independence--a time when pigeons are still used to deliver battlefield messages--a gifted young pigeon handler is mortally wounded. In the moments before his death, he dispatches one last pigeon, carrying his extraordinary gift to the girl he has loved since adolescence. Intertwined with this story is the contemporary tale of Yair Mendelsohn, who has his own legacy from the 1948 war. Yair is a tour guide specializing in bird-watching trips who, in middle age, falls in love again with a childhood girlfriend.
Translated title of the contributionיונה ונער
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSchocken Books
Number of pages311
ISBN (Print)9780805212143
StatePublished - 2007

Bibliographical note

Meir Shalev ; translated from the Hebrew by Evan Fallenberg.


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