by Jenifer Levin
Yael sent four sons to war. Three returned. It is her oldest son, Shimon, who haunts them all. A gifted man and military hero, he died horribly in combat. The memory of Shimon also torments Miriam, his lover—a woman the remaining brothers are obsessed with.
Shimoni’s Lover tells the story of the Kol family of Kibbutz Mayan Ha-Emek, Israel, in the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War.