Killing The Second Dog

by Marek Hlasko
Killing The Second Dog
  • ISBN-13: 9781939931115
  • Author(s): Marek Hlasko
  • Introduction by: Lesley Chamberlain
  • Translated by: Tomasz Mirkowicz
  • Subject: Fiction in translation
  • Publisher: New Vessel Press
  • Imprint: New Vessel Press
  • Publication Date: 03-03-2014
  • Format: p/b

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Robert and Jacob are down-and-out Polish con men living in Israel in the 1960s. They're planning to run a scam on an American widow visiting the country. Robert, who masterminds the scheme, and Jacob, who acts it out, are tough, desperate men, adrift in the nasty underworld of Tel Aviv. Robert arranges for Jacob to run into the woman, whose heart is open; the men are hoping her wallet is too. What follows is a story of love, deception, cruelty, and shame, as Jacob pretends to fall in love with her.
About the book

Robert and Jacob are down-and-out Polish con men living in Israel in the 1960s. They're planning to run a scam on an American widow visiting the country. Robert, who masterminds the scheme, and Jacob, who acts it out, are tough, desperate men, adrift in the nasty underworld of Tel Aviv. Robert arranges for Jacob to run into the woman, whose heart is open; the men are hoping her wallet is too. What follows is a story of love, deception, cruelty, and shame, as Jacob pretends to fall in love with her.

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