Nominated by:

Universitäts-und Landesbibliothek Bonn

Publisher of nominated edition:

Pushkin Press, UK

Waking Lions

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen      

Translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston

2018 Longlist

Dr Eitan Green is a good man. He saves lives. Then, speeding along a deserted moonlit road in his SUV after an exhausting hospital shift, he hits someone. Seeing that the man, an African migrant, is beyond help, he flees the scene.

It is a decision that changes everything.

Because the dead man’s wife knows what happened. And her price is not money. It is something else entirely.

A gripping, suspenseful and morally devastating drama of guilt and survival, shame and desire. It looks at the darkness inside all of us to ask: what would we do? What are any of us capable of?

About the author

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen was born in Israel in 1982 and holds an MA in Clinical Psychology from Tel Aviv University. Her film scripts have won prizes at international festivals, including the Berlin Today Award and the New York City Short Film Festival Award. Her debut novel One Night, Markovitch won the Sapir Prize for best debut and is being translated into five languages.

(from publisher)

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