Sensual details of everyday life are magnified and distorted in Yoel Hoffmann’s uncommon romance, The Heart Is Katmandu…Less a novel than a loosely woven series of impressionistic prose poems, this will enchant and baffle discriminating readers.

Publisher’s Weekly

The Heart is Katmandu

Fiction by Yoel Hoffmann

Translated by Peter Cole

The Heart Is Katmandu tells a tale of new love—of paradise gained. Set in today’s Haifa and presented in 237 dream-like small chapters, it is a book in which shyness and stumbling tenderness emerge triumphant. Poet Peter Cole has made a beautiful translation, capturing Hoffmann’s intense and unfathomably original style. A starred Kirkus Review acclaimed the novel “Beautiful, humane, priceless.”

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Paperback (published November 1, 2006)

ISBN
9780811216821
Price US
13.95
Price CN
18
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
144

Clothbound (published November 1, 2006)

ISBN
9780811214650
Price US
22.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
144

Yoel Hoffmann

Israeli author and translator

Sensual details of everyday life are magnified and distorted in Yoel Hoffmann’s uncommon romance, The Heart Is Katmandu…Less a novel than a loosely woven series of impressionistic prose poems, this will enchant and baffle discriminating readers.

Publisher’s Weekly