author of Light Fell (Soho, $12 pb).
In Mr. Fallenberg’s first novel twenty years have passed since Joseph left his family and his religious Israeli community when he fell in love with a man, the brilliant rabbi Yoel Rosenzweig. Now, for his fiftieth birthday, Joseph is preparing to have his five sons and the daughter-in-law he has never met spend the Sabbath with him in his Tel Aviv penthouse. This will be the first time he and his sons will have all been together in nearly two decades.
Awarded the 2009 Barbara Gittings Prize for Fiction, the first and most enduring award for GLBT books, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Round Table.
Winner of the Publishing Triangle's 2008 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction. (booksense)