IN THE COURTYARD kennels of Jerusalem City Hall, sixteen-year-old Assaf receives a numinous golden dog, Dinka, and the assignment to find her owner. A month earlier, the beautihl teenage singer Tarnar shaves off her hair, lays aside her identity and takes to the streets to save her heroin-ad&cted brother. Dragged along in Tamar’s footsteps by the dog’s elemental strength, Assaf falteringly uncovers her identity and in the process discovers himself. The novel’s construction, tracking
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