Raskolnikov is a poor student living in St Petersburg. Desperate to escape his poverty, he murders his pawnbroker and her sister, and flees with a few watches and bits of jewellery. Although at first nobody suspects him, his own conscience plagues him incessantly – and it isn’t long before a highly intelligent police detective by the name of Petrovich begins to have his doubts about Raskolnikov’s innocence, and is determined to make him confess.
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A. B. Yehoshua is one of Israel’s pre-eminent writers. His novels include A Journey to the End of the Millenium, The Liberated Bride and A Woman in Jerusalem, which was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2007. He lives in Haifa.