Fic­tion

The Last Inter­view: A Novel

  • From the Publisher
September 1, 2019

From the inter­na­tion­al­ly best-sell­ing author of Three Floors Up, a lit­er­ary page-turn­er that delves into the deep­en­ing cracks in a care­ful­ly con­struct­ed pub­lic persona.

A writer tries to answer a set of inter­view ques­tions. At first, they stick to the stan­dard fare: Did you always know you would be a writer? How auto­bi­o­graph­i­cal are your books? Usu­al­ly his answers in these sit­u­a­tions are mea­sured, cal­cu­lat­ed. But this time, when his heart is about to break and his life is about to crum­ble, he finds he can­not tell any­thing but the truth. The naked, fun­ny, sad, scan­dalous, polit­i­cal­ly incor­rect truth.

Every ques­tion the writer tack­les opens a door to a hid­den room of his life. Sur­pris­ing, bold, inti­mate, and utter­ly engross­ing, The Last Inter­view shows the ten­u­ous lines between work and life, love and hate, fact and fic­tion. And in explor­ing the many, often con­tra­dic­to­ry facets of an Israeli author’s iden­ti­ty, Eshkol Nevo also gives us a nuanced, thought-pro­vok­ing por­trait of a coun­try at odds with itself.

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