The Ruined House: A Novel by Ruby Namdar

By Ruby Namdar

“In The Ruined House a ‘small innocuous modicum of shallowness’ becomes an apocalyptic bonfire.  Shot via with humor and secret and perception, Ruby Namdar's great first novel examines how the true and the synthetic merge.  it is a bold study of insanity, masculinity, myth-making and the human fragility that emerges within the mix."

—Colum McCann, nationwide publication Award-winning writer of Let the good international Spin

Winner of the Sapir Prize, Israel’s maximum literary award

Picking up the mantle of mythical authors similar to Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, a gorgeous literary expertise makes his debut with a nuanced and provocative story of materialism, culture, religion, and the hunt for that means in modern American lifestyles.

Andrew P. Cohen, a professor of comparative tradition at big apple college, is on the zenith of his lifestyles. cherished by means of his sessions and released in prestigious literary magazines, he's approximately to obtain a coveted promotion—the crowning fulfillment of an enviable occupation. he's on very good phrases with Linda, his ex-wife, and his grown youngsters recognize and adore him. His female friend, Ann Lee, a former pupil part his age, bargains full of life companionship. a guy of increased flavor, schooling, and tradition, he's a version of urbanity and luck.

But the manicured floor of his international starts to crack whilst he's visited by way of a chain of wierd and inexplicable visions related to an historical non secular ritual that may upend his cozy lifestyles.

Beautiful, captivating, and unsettling, The Ruined House unfolds over the process 12 months, as Andrew’s global unravels and he's pressured to question all his ideals. Ruby Namdar’s fabulous novel embraces the topics of the yank Jewish literary canon because it captures the privilege and pedantry of latest York highbrow lifestyles within the commencing years of the twenty-first century.


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