Subscribe and enjoy more than 800,000 books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Read online the first chapters of this book!
All characters reduced 7236434c7af12f85357591f712aa5cce47c3d377e8addfc98f989c55a4ef4ca5
Love Life - A Novel - cover

Love Life - A Novel

Zeruya Shalev

Translator Dalya Bilu

Publisher: Grove Press

  • 4
  • 50
  • 0

Summary

Hailed by The New York Times Book Review as a novel that "broke all the barriers...sexually explicit yet dense with biblical allusions and psychological insight," Love Life unbuttoned Hebrew literature and spent four months as Israel's number one best-seller. What begins as a story of a young married woman's turbulent affair with an older man rapidly devolves into a feverish, lyrical crash course in the anatomy of obsession. When Yaara meets Aryeh, her father's boyhood friend, she is instantly drawn to his impassive and archly assured presence. It is not long before she forsakes her devoted and well-meaning husband for the powerful, mysterious older man who seems to embody all that she lacks: will, strength, and the key to her parents' inaccessible pasts. They embark on a heated affair that soon spirals toward the destructive as Yaara finds that the things in Aryeh that attract her also repel her with equal intensity. With shocking immediacy, Shalev lays bare Yaara's struggle to navigate extreme terrain ranging from the sublime to the grotesque, the sacred to the profane, the liberating to the all-consuming. Love Life is cerebral, seductive, provocative, and profound.

Other books that might interest you

  • Tiger Speed Dating - cover

    Tiger Speed Dating

    Lizzie Lynn Lee

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    Romance author Abigail Collins has an epic writer’s block following a breakup with her boyfriend. She decides to stay at her grandpa’s cabin in Cub’s Cove to nurse her broken heart while working on her new novel. But she can’t write romantic scenes when all she can think about is how to strangle the main male character seven ways to Sunday for his lying, cheating, bast—okay, she’s stuck. Big time. Uh-oh. Seeing her in a rut, her best friends, Tiffany and Carmen, drag her to a local speed-dating event to get her out of her funk. 
    Tiger shifter Michael Kage chooses Cub’s Cove for his self-imposed exile, away from his clan’s dangerous, back-stabbing politics. Even though he enjoys the new town, one thing in his life is still missing: he yearns for a mate. So when he hears the local bar is hosting a speed-dating event, he’s the first in line to buy a ticket. 
    That night, just as Michael thinks the speed-dating event is a bust, he sees a gorgeous woman: a curvaceous goddess with silken hair and beautiful, sad eyes. He knows he has found his mate. But before he even has the chance to learn her name, they switch to other partners. Head over heels for having met his perfect woman, Michael has to find his Cinderella because that unforgettable woman holds the missing part of his heart.
    Show book
  • No Spoken Word - A Manchester crime thriller featuring DSI Jeff Barton - cover

    No Spoken Word - A Manchester...

    David Menon

    • 1
    • 1
    • 0
    Why would a woman who runs a corner shop in South Manchester be shot dead in cold blood in apparently contract killing? Who could she have offended so much that they wanted her out of the way permanently? And what's happened to her partner? They're supposed to be inseperable but she hasn't been seen at all on the day of the killing and has disappeared.
    
     
    DSI Jeff Barton and his team, including newcomer Louisa Pilkington who joins as a civilian member but who holds a pretty big secret of her own, begin to unravel a complicated trail in pursuit of a killer who brings a touch of espionage and the Cold war into the investigation. More murders put the pressure on Jeff to find a way through and see what's really going on and apprehend a determined killer.
    Show book
  • Claiming HIs Virgin In the Pool - A Billionaire Sports Romance - cover

    Claiming HIs Virgin In the Pool...

    Sarah May, Cassandra Dee

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    I needed money so I took a job as a pool girl at an all-male swim club. 
     
    It would be easy: pick up towels and serve drinks to bored billionaires with too much time and money on their hands.
     
    But when I saw what happens at the pool, my mouth dropped open.
     
    Let's just say that they have to change the water daily, if not hourly, because there's so much hot goop that it can't possibly stay clean.
     
    But one day, a handsome billionaire sees me ... and his blue eyes gleam.
     
    Trent Lewis is irresistible with a body to die for and an empire at his command.
     
    But he only has one thing on his mind.
     
    Swimming lessons.
     
    Getting that water dirty all over again.
     
    Floating among the bubbles.
     
    Enjoying the steamy depths.
     
    And after we're done ... they'll have to drain the entire pool to get it clean! 
     
    Hey Readers – We're back at the Billionaires Club for some filthy debauchery. As usual, the story's off the charts crazy and taboo, so keep a drink close by to cool down! You'll love it, we promise :) xoxo Cassie and Sarah
    Show book
  • Alpha Turned - cover

    Alpha Turned

    KB Alan

    • 3
    • 15
    • 0
    Not all men are bad…
    
     
    
    
     
    Strong, independent, and happy on her own, Hillary has grown from the naïve person she was four years ago after a brutal rape turned her into a werewolf. The normal life she’s made for herself is only upset once a month when the moon calls to her and she has an uncontrollable urge to turn furry and chase small creatures. And she doesn’t need a man for that. Until she finally meets another werewolf, this one a gorgeous, sexy guy who is determined to change her mind about one furry man in particular–him.
    
     
    
    
     
    No, some men are very, very good…
    
     
    
    
     
    The minute Zach scents Hillary he knows she’s the mate he’s been searching for. Though both the wolf and the man are itching to claim her, first he has to convince her that he’s one of the good guys, and that there are certain benefits to being an alpha werewolf. And there’s no better way of making Hillary see that, than giving her himself—body, mind, and soul.
    
     
    
    
     
    Alpha Turned can be read by itself. It is not necessary to read the series to enjoy this book.
    
     
    
    
     
    Wolf Appeal Series:
    
     
    Book 1 - Alpha Turned
    
     
    Book 2 - Challenge Accepted
    Show book
  • The Duke Comes Home - cover

    The Duke Comes Home

    Barbara Cartland

    • 1
    • 2
    • 0
    Ever since the cruel death of her beloved brother, David at the Battle of Waterloo, Lady Ilina Bury’s father, the fifth Duke of Tetbury, has taken out his grief on her and now he too has died and his will reiterates his contempt of her. He leaves the beautiful nothing but the extremely valuable collection of jewels that had been given to his ancestor, the second Duke of Tetbury, by the Nizam of Hyderabad. The trouble is that, although legendary, these jewels are also almost certainly mythical and Ilina and David have been searching Tetbury Abbey for them for years without any success.All but destitute she dreads the arrival of her father’s heir and rather than be a burden, she decides to pretend that she is a paid employee of the poverty-stricken estate.And when the handsome new Duke finally does arrive from the Far East, he is visibly disappointed by what he sees, but worse still he says that he intends to abandon the estate, all its loyal staff and close up The Abbey for ever.He very quickly sees through Ilina’s disguise and then she shows the Duke round the dilapidated house and estate and regales him with the family’s illustrious history over many centuries.Although she despises him, she uses all her charms to persuade the Duke to stay and do his duty for his distinguished and aristocratic family. And, as little by little he yields, so Ilina’s heart slowly opens to love.
    Show book
  • Rika Outcast - Rika's Marauders #1 - cover

    Rika Outcast - Rika's Marauders #1

    M. D. Cooper

    • 0
    • 2
    • 0
    Rika is mech-meat, a cyborg killing machine, created by the Genevian military and cast aside when the war was lost. 
     
    Now she slings cargo on Dekar Station, falling deeper in debt as she struggles to make enough money to keep her cybernetic body functioning. The local gangs would love to have her join their ranks, and the takings would pay her bills, but the only thing Rika hates more than what she's become, is killing for others. 
     
    But morals don't buy repairs and she's at the point of utter desperation when her loan holder cashes in her debt and sells her to the highest bidder. 
     
    When Rika wakes, she's in a warehouse on a planet she's never heard of, and a trio of mercenaries are reassembling her body. Their mission is to kill the world's president, and her mods and abilities are just what they need to get the job done. 
     
    Whether she likes it or not, Rika is in the business of killing once more as she joins the ranks of the Marauders.
    Show book