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The Book of Intimate Grammar (1991)
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Aron Kelinfeld is the ringleader among the boys in his Jerusalem neighborhood, but as his 12-year-old friends begin to mature, Aaron remains imprisoned in the body of a child for three long years. While Israel inches toward the Six-Day War, and his friends cross the boundary between childhood and adolescence, Aron remains in his child’s body, spying on the changes that adulthood wreaks as, like his hero Houdini, he struggles to escape the trap of growing up.
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In Jerusalem, a boy decides to perpetuate his childhood by not growing up. The protagonist, Ahron, 12, is revolted by the sexual overtones of adulthood and the regimentation of his friends, which they call patriotism. By the author of The Smile of the Lamb.
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