In the wake of his divorce and retirement and the loss of his parents, 68-year-old Jules Epstein gives away his possessions and travels to Israel, with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents. In Tel Aviv, he is sidetracked by a charismatic American rabbi and the rabbi's beautiful daughter. But Epstein isn't the only seeker embarking on a journey. Leaving her family in Brooklyn, a young, well-known novelist goes to Tel Aviv, where she meets a retired literature professor who proposes a very special project. Bursting with life and humor, Forest Dark is a profound, mesmerizing novel of metamorphosis and self-realization--of looking beyond all that is visible toward the infinite.
Nicole Krauss is the internationally bestselling author of three novels: Man Walks Into a Room, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book of the Year; The History of Love, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing; and Great House, a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award. Nicole Krauss lives in New York.
Aleksander Hemon's books include The Making of Zombie Wars; The Lazarus Project, a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award; and The Book of My Lives, among others. He lives in Chicago.