Naor, a young filmmaker, is driving with his mother. He tells her about being in Tel Aviv after a recent evacuation.Everyone else has fled, except for Naor and Yael, his artist girlfriend, and Saba, his grandfather, who is a writer. The occasional missile explodes nearby. But Saba refuses to leave the place he loves. And Yael has her own secret aspirations. In defiance of the war, they scavenge an existence and explore the mysteries of their beloved city - until the unthinkable happens. In Evacuation, a novel of suspense, a profound tale about our choices under pressure, about love, for each other and for a place, about death, and about finding a way to peace, Raphael Jerusalmy is at the height of his powers.
'Suspenseful and moving.' * North & South Magazine, on Saving Mozart * 'Jewel-like.' * Sydney Morning Herald, on Saving Mozart * `In this marvellous book, Raphael Jerusalmy shows us that, despite the destructive madness of men, a few beautiful spirits, angel-poets, will always remain.' * Le Monde *
Raphael Jerusalmy holds degrees from the Ecole Normale Superieure and the Sorbonne. He made his career in the Israeli military intelligence services before working in the humanitarian and educational fields. He is now a novelist and antiquarian book dealer in Tel Aviv. His first novel, Saving Mozart, is also published by Text.