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So We Said Goodbye (Paperback) (Rama Marinov-cohen)
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Young love cannot be left behindThe reunion of childhood sweethearts shakes up their world when passionate memories become a life-changing reality.Yaron has just turned fifty when he receives an unexpected phone call. Nearly thirty years ago, his childhood sweetheart slammed the door shut behind her and walked out of his life. Now, she calls him and asks to meet. What does she want? Can he refuse?They each have a life and a family, but memories of a first love carry a threatening power of their own. Their late reunion upturns their worlds and distresses their spouses, leading, reluctantly, to psychological therapy, disturbing in its own way. In the swirl of memories and unresolved secrets, nothing is safe, including everything they worked for their entire lives.The flame of young passion never dies; its memory is inscribed within the body and soul. Two people in the middle of their lives are compelled to deal with the resurgence of their past. In distinct voices they narrate their conflicting memories of the youth they shared, the youth that shaped the people they have become. What would you give up to experience young love once again? So We Said Goodbye delivers a thrilling drama in a compelling and contemporary language and form. It “deals with a reality shared by many couples after years of marriage” (Alit Karp, Ha'aretz) and is a must for anyone who ever loved and has not given up on the hope of loving. "So We Said Goodbye addresses age-old questions, but in a new garb, with a tempestuous, convincing voice, through the characters' intriguing bonds and relationships” (Gail Hareven, writer).“This is no ordinary book – it plays with fire” (Yehudit Rotem, writer).