Disengagements Ebook Review
Written by Tamara Avener and translated in English by Lydia Ashry,Disengagements - Final Call for Happiness is an accomplished and affecting work, narrated in the voices of four members of one family: the measured, decisive voice of Udi, a right wing, army man; the dreamy poetic voice of his wife Yael, a secular leftist literary editor; the broken stammer of their twelve years old stuttering son, Ophir, who suffers from ADHD, and whole heartedly believes that he holds the power to rescue his father from the dilemma he faces and save his parents' marriage; and the sad, sweet words of little six years old Maya, who is much too mature for her age.
This is a powerful story, written in a unique style, in a language that is surprising at times. It looks at the emerging differences between individuals in a marriage, in a family, and in a crowd. It chronicles how Attention Deficit affects parenthood in our times, how at times spoken words cannot fully express our feelings, thoughts and emotions, and how every disengagement brings with it a call for closeness and love.
I am a person that reads just about anything and this was a bit of a challenge for me. You really have to follow this story closely as it does hop around a lot between the four characters. This makes it a bit confusing.
Out of all the characters in this book,the little girl Maya touched my heart the most. She seemed so wise beyond her years. Despite all the unhappiness in her family,she always strives to do her best and tries to better herself.
If you would like to read this Novel, it is available for purchase through Amazon.com.
Thanks for reading.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.