How do you build a nation?
It takes statesmen and soldiers, farmers and factory workers, of course. But it also takes thieves, prostitutes and policemen.
Nation-building demands sacrifice. And one man knows exactly where those bodies are buried: Cohen, a man who loves his country. A reasonable man for unreasonable times.
A car bomb in the back streets of Tel Aviv. A diamond robbery in Haifa. Civil war in Lebanon. Rebel fighters in the Colombian jungle. An assassination in Cancún.
How do they all connect? Only Cohen knows.
Maror is the story of a war for the soul of Israel – a dazzling spread of narrative gunshots across four decades and three continents.
It is a true story. All of these things happened.
Lavie Tidhar is the multi-award-winning author of a broad range of fiction, including the World Fantasy Award-winning OSAMA, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Award-winning A MAN LIES DREAMING, the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated THE ESCAPEMENT, the multi-award-winning CENTRAL STATION and UNHOLY LAND, the acclaimed Anti-Matter of Britain Quartet (comprised of BY FORCE ALONE and THE HOOD, so far), and many more.