The man who sold the air in Holy land
A divorced con man with a daughter sells empty bottles full of "holy air" to naive tourists; Lebanon's Scheherazade charms three young soldiers in a bombed-out radio building in Beirut; an Israeli volunteer mourns the death of her son who died in Gaza.
Friedlander's stories and their main characters are incredibly vivid and colorful. They are actually some kind of fairy tales for adults, turned upside down. In the book, the author mixed an impressive cocktail of opposite ingredients; on the one hand, it is flavored with fragile intimacy, on the other with comedy with absurd elements.