A powerful yet subtle novel that exposes how the passions of the past test our capacity to make choices at the very moment when life sends us back to what is essential. Ten years after she was seriously injured in a terrorist attack, the pain comes back to torment Iris. But that is not all: Eitan, the love of her youth, also comes back into her life. And although their relationship ended many years ago, she was more deeply wounded when he left her than by the suicide bomber who blew himself up next to her.
After years of living without passion and joy, Eitan brings them back. Unhappily, she must concoct all sorts of lies to conceal her love from her family and the lies become increasingly complicated. Iris is in an impossible predicament and in order to decide, she tries to fathom whether her love with Eitan can heal all her pain, and more essentially, whether in the process she would have to hurt the people who are closest to her.