A writer wakes up in a hotel room in an unfamiliar city. His clothes are muddy; he doesn't know how long he's been lying in bed. Yonatan came to participate in a literary festival that is long over—why is he still here? When he attempts to reconstruct his lost days, he learns that he told people at the festival that his best friend had died.
Except his friend is still alive.
Yonatan stays on in Mexico City, reluctant to return to his wife and infant son back home in Tel Aviv. Convinced that his closest friend, Yoel, is going to die, he struggles to preserve his sanity. But why is he so convinced? Does the answer lie in their childhood in Jerusalem, when it was them against the world?
At Night's End is a compassionate and personal novel about an extraordinary friendship between two boys who become men haunted by a shared past. It is also a universal story of family and love, and of the power of memory and imagination.
Nir Baram was born in Jerusalem in 1976. He is the author of five novels, including Good People, which was translated into English in 2016. His novels have been translated into more than ten languages and received critical acclaim around the world.
'Baram is the best writer in his generation with no comparison.' A. B. Yehoshua
'A spectacular accomplishment by one of the most wonderful Hebrew writers.' Israel Today
'One of the most intriguing writers in Israeli literature today.' Haaretz