Waking Lions

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen

Translated by Sondra Silverston


416 pp

Published 01/09/2016

ISBN 9781782272984

'Gripping. . . twists and turns like a thriller' Sunday Times

'Brave and startling' Financial Times

'Classy. . . suspenseful' The Times

'I loved everything about it' Daily Mail

'Exhilarating' Guardian

Dr Eitan Green is a good man. He saves lives. Then, speeding along a deserted moonlit road in his SUV after an exhausting hospital shift, he hits someone. Seeing that the man, an African migrant, is beyond help, he flees the scene.

It is a decision that changes everything.

Because the dead man's wife knows what happened. And her price is not money. It is something else entirely.

A gripping, suspenseful and morally devastating drama of guilt and survival, shame and desire. It looks at the darkness inside all of us to ask: what would we do? What are any of us capable of?