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Someone to Run with

(2000)
A novel by

 
 
Earnest, awkward and painfully shy, sixteen-year-old Asaf is having the worst summer of his life. With his big sister gone and his best friend suddenly the most popular kid in their class, Asaf spends his days at a lowly summer job in Jerusalem City Hall and his evenings alone, watching television and playing games on the Internet. One morning, Asaf's routine is interrupted by an absurd assignment: to find the owner of a stray yellow Labrador. Meanwhile on the other side of the city, Tamar, a talented singer with a lonely, tempestuous soul, undertakes an equally unpromising mission: to rescue a young drug addict from the Jerusalem underworld...and, eventually, to find her dog. Grossman's most popular work to date, a bestseller hailed by the Israeli press and reform politicians like Shimon Peres for its mixture of fairy-tale magic, emotional sensitivity, and gritty realism, SOMEONE TO RUN WITH explores the life of Israeli street kids and the anxieties of family life in a society racked by self-doubt. But most of all, Grossman evokes the adventure of adolescence and the discovery of love, as Tamar and Asaf, pushed beyond the limits of childhood, find the objects of their quests, find themselves, and find each other.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Someone to Run With
Author(s): David Grossman, Vered Almog, Maya Gurantz
ISBN: 1-4352-9174-3 / 978-1-4352-9174-4 (USA edition)
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January 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Someone to Run With: A Novel (Sifriyah Ha-Hadashah Li-Menuyim, 2000 (1).)
Author(s): David Grossman
ISBN: 0-374-26657-3 / 978-0-374-26657-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

February 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Someone to Run With
Author(s): David Grossman
ISBN: 0-312-42194-X / 978-0-312-42194-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Someone to Run with
Author(s): David Grossman
ISBN: 0-7475-6812-X / 978-0-7475-6812-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Kindle Editions

August 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Someone to Run With
Author(s): David Grossman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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February 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Someone to Run With: A Novel
Author(s): David Grossman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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