SEPTEMBER / NOVEMBER HALBAN PUBLISHERS
A.B. Yehoshua Friendly Fire
A husband and wife spend a week apart over the Hanukkah holiday: Daniela visits her widowed brother-in-law in Africa to mourn with him, but finds he has been left wounded and raging after an earlier tragedy – a death by friendly fire. Her husband stays behind in Israel, unexpectedly juggling family and work. Life in the Ya’ari family is full, complicated and humorous, but beyond it lies a fragile society deeply uneasy with itself and badly scarred, with each family harbouring its own ghosts. A.B. Yehoshua is the author of nine novels and a collection of short stories. In recognition of his international reputation, he was shortlisted in 2005 for the first Man Booker International Prize. He continues to be an outspoken peace activist.
Fiction Trade paperback September £9.99 464pp 216 x 138mm 978 1 905559 19 0 Markets: World XUSAC USA, Translation & Serial: Liepman Agency, Zurich
Anne Frank’s Tales from the Secret Annexe
Anne Frank is known worldwide for her powerful Diary written whilst hiding from the Nazis. Less well known are these stories, fables, personal reminiscences and an unfinished novel – now re-issued after being out of print for many years. Her humour, unflinching honesty and her wisdom – all evident in The Diary of Anne Frank – are equally present in these Tales, rendering them an essential part of her legacy. Anne Frank and her family fled to Holland from Germany in 1933 but ultimately could not escape after the invasion of Holland and were forced into hiding. They were eventually betrayed, arrested and transported to concentration camps where they all died, except for Anne’s father. Anne Frank’s name has become synonymous with the Holocaust.
Fiction Cased November £9.99 208pp 198 x 126mm 978 1 905559 20 6 Markets: World XUSAC USA, Translation & Serial: Liepman Agency, Zurich www.halbanpublishers.com 85