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The Guest

The Guest is a trio of stories set between Germany and Israel... [it] showcases a new and talented author.” – Eden Yoel, Mako

“Like espresso - short, strong, and on-the-mark... three stories that leave you with a taste for more.” – Boaz Zalmanovich


An old friend’s visit inspires a young couple’s good will and hospitality, but when the guest shows no intention of leaving, her presence begins to threaten the lovers’ fragile harmony. A novelist’s fixation on uncovering a family secret his mother is determined to bury leads to disastrous results. A young man veers between fascination and repulsion for his enterprising uncle, whose aspirations may devastate their entire family.

Set between Germany and Israel and told in Gluzman’s gripping and poetic language, these three stories draw a chilling portrait of obsession, the frailty of human relationships, and the arbitrary rule of desire.

January 2019 | 100 Pp. | ISBN 978.965.7764.11.4


RAN GLUZMAN teaches Hebrew and lives in Tel Aviv. He holds a BA in literature and philosophy from Tel Aviv University. Many of his stories are set in Germany, where he lived between 2008 and 2012. The Guest is his first book, and was published with the support of the Israeli Ministry of Culture. Gluzman is a promising new voice in Israeli fiction, and his second book is forthcoming from Locus.