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.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
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.  
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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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