Slain 19-year-old found hugging a book by David Grossman

The famous author is “heartbroken” over the news that the young yeshiva students was murdered while holding his latest book.

August 10, 2019 03:11
Israeli author David Grossman

Israeli author David Grossman poses for photographers after he received the Medicis Foreign book award for his novel "Une femme fuyant l'annonce". (photo credit: REUTERS)

Writer David Grossman said he’s “heartbroken” over the news that 19-year-old Dvir Sorek was slain while carrying his latest book, which he bought as a present for his teachers. 
“I did not know him personally,” the author said, “but from what I heard today I know he was a youth full of light, who loved people and was an artist in his soul,” Ynet reported.  
Grossman lost his own son Uri, who served as a tank-commander, during the 2006 Lebanon War. 

“From my own experience, I know a hard road is in front of his parents,” he said, “I also know that such a unique young man as Dvir will shine the path to them in their grief.” 
The book, which was released in March, is titled With me life plays plenty and is a three-generation saga about the prison-island Goli Otok, which served as a political prison in Yugoslavia between 1949 to 1989. 

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