Thirteen stories by the author of the critically acclaimed The Genizah at the House of Shepher address universal themes of yearning and displacement, love, loss and the struggle to belong.
A latter-day Jewish Odysseus spends his life planning an intricate journey to the Promised
Land, while an English father stranded in London mourns for his faraway Italian son. A man
without a past searches the world for potential relatives, while in the title story, a Jew and a
Muslim cast adrift in a Yorkshire landscape find momentary sisterhood over a copy of the
Blending irony with pathos, the mythical with the mundane, Kafka in Bronteland gives
voice to a rich mix of characters living outside traditional patterns of identity in a world of complex migrations and tumultuous change.
About the Author
TAMAR YELLIN was born in the north of England, and studied Hebrew and Arabic at
Oxford. Her short stories, which have been described as "ironic, humane and highly accomplished," have appeared in a wide variety of journals and anthologies.
The Critics Praise:
"Yellin is a consummate stylist. Her sentences are to die for." - Jeff Vandermeer, author of City of Saints and Madmen