Moshe Ron On:
The Kid by Rave Sagie
“Rave Sagie’s stories present with sharp-edged irony not lacking in dark humor a selection of life moments in which disappointment, hopelessness and unwholesome fixation on the past are delineated in dead-on lucidity.” Thus write his publishers (Am Oved) on the back of his Hebrew-language collection Relation-Ships. In the story included here, the bitter-minded narrator believes his life has sunk to a particularly degraded new low with the casual sexual relation he has gotten into with an unidentified woman in whose bed he awakes one morning. But just then he’ll find himself having to face an even more desperate reflection of himself.