Forest Dark - Nicole Krauss

Staff Pick

In Forest Dark (Harper, $27.99), Nicole Krauss trains her fierce intelligence and keen eye on the story of two Americans in Israel.  Jules Epstein is a man in transition, following the death of his parents and his recent divorce.  He’s in Israel with the intention of finding worthy recipients of his philanthropy, but instead finds a transformative experience reimagining the life of King David.  Nicole is a novelist who comes to Tel Aviv in hopes of relieving a debilitating writers-block.  Meeting a literature professor, she’s told a story about the novelist Franz Kafka—notably, his life in Israel and a supposed trove of never published documents.  Krauss creates through her characters the insecurities that rise from intense introspection, the dislocation of oneself in one’s environment, and the never-ending wonder of experience.

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ISBN: 9780062430991
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Harper - September 12th, 2017