Bella Shaier. Children’s Mate: Two Novelettes and a Short Story

The book by Bella Shaier, an Israeli writer born in Chernivtsi, consists of two novelettes and a short story. The first novelette is dedicated to the Chernivtsi streetlife of the 1960s. Its characters are children yet this delicate psychological work full of precise observations is not for children. The second piece tells about the twenty years of life of two Tel Avivians, Galit and Gordon, touching upon the topics of love, family relations, and unrealizable dreams. The storyline of the short and dramatic story Fortwo revolves around the issues of loneliness, emigration, and family relations and also takes place in Israel.

The book Children’s Mate was shortlisted for the prestigious Israeli Sapir Prize and awarded the prize of the city of Ramat Gan. This is the first complete translation of the book.

Bella Shaier
Дитячий мат. Дві новели та оповідання = Children’s Mate: Two Novelettes and a Short Story / trans. Ania Chromova. – Kyiv: Dukh i Litera, 2021. – 232 p.

ISBN 978-966-378-821-0

The translation was supported by the Fund for Central & East European Book Projects (Amsterdam).

The book was published thanks to the support of the Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature (Israel) and the Embassy of Israel to Ukraine. 

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