Where the wolf lurks
Lilach Schuster has a comfortable life. She moved to Silicon Valley seventeen years ago and lives in a large house with a swimming pool with her successful husband Michael and smart and gifted son Adam. Everything seems perfect until Adam's classmate Jamal Jones collapses and dies at a school party.
The novel Where the wolf lurks is a psychological probe into the relationship between parents and children. The story of a mother searching for the truth, which can destroy her, is framed by the conflict between the American dream and the Israeli identity.
Even in her latest novel, the successful and award-winning Israeli writer Ajelet Gundar-Gošen remains faithful to strong and current themes. It deals with issues of emigration and immigration, the privileges of social status, wealth, racism and violence, and the dark secrets we hide from our loved ones.
"The trend today is that we want our children to feel good, not to be good. I think this is something that has changed compared to the past," says the author in an interview with Deutsche Welle.