The Third Day

Chochana Boukhobza

22/02/2012 3:30 pm
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In Chochana Boukhobza’s moving novel, The Third Day, two cellists travel to Jerusalem for a concert. For Elisheva, this is above all an appointment with her past and the nightmares of the camps; for Rachel, her gifted pupil, the return home forces her to face the difficult choices she has made.

Boukhobza spoke about her gripping thriller set in the late 1980s, in a rich multicultural Israel fraught with tension.

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Chochana Boukhobza

Chochana Boukhobza was born in Tunisia, emigrating to Israel at the age of 17, before moving to France. Her first novel A Summer in Jerusalem won the Prix Mediterranée; and she was a finalist for the 1987 Prix Femina. She also writes screenplays.