Take Up and Read

Shimon Adaf, Yardenne Greenspan (Translator)

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In Take Up and Read, Shimon Adaf returns to Farkash’s story. Attempting to defend the legacy of the singer Dalia Shoshan—whose murder Elish investigated several years before—Farkash tries to impede the production of a new documentary about her life. Meanwhile, he reminisces about his past, reflecting on his experiences as a young religious boy growing up in Sderot. Fourteen years later, in a militant Israel that has been distorted by catastrophic war, Elish’s niece and nephew are haunted by their uncle’s death and the failure of his 2014 investigation. As Tahel and Oshri conduct experiments in search of the truth, they draw near to the heart of a great conspiracy. In this masterful conclusion to the Lost Detective Trilogy, Shimon Adaf brings together futuristic biotechnology, parallel universes, and Jewish mysticism. Take Up and Read addresses a central concern of the trilogy, interrogating humankind’s tenuous grasp on the boundaries of our selves, and the arbitrary connections between the body, consciousness, and perception.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages688
StatePublished - 8 Feb 2022

Publication series

NameThe lost detective trilogy

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Authors, Israeli -- Fiction
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction
  • Conspiracies -- Fiction
  • Crime -- Fiction -- Crime stories
  • Detective and mystery fiction
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Detective and mystery stories -- Juvenile fiction
  • Detective stories -- Juvenile fiction
  • Detectives -- Fiction
  • Detectives -- Juvenile fiction
  • Hebrew fiction -- Translations into English
  • Mystery stories
  • Operation Protective Edge, 2014 -- Fiction
  • Private investigators -- Israel -- Fiction
  • Sderot (Israel) -- Fiction


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