Tuesday, 1.12.2009 at 8 pm (20:00)
Assaf Gavron: Hydromania
A story of survival and empowerment in a future that is not-too-distant.
Writer Assaf Gavron published six books in Israel. His fiction won awards, has been translated into several languages, and has been adapted to the stage and screen. He is also a successful translator of fiction.
Gavron will speak about "Hydromania", his latest novel, winner of the 2009 Geffen Award.
Hydromania takes place It is several decades into the future. The world
is dry. It is effectively ruled by the water corporations from China, Japan
and the Ukraine, who own most of the world's fresh water sources, and
control its flow and distribution .
Maya is in search of her missing husband Ido, a maverick water engineer who invented Ji-Ji, a revolutionary system that enables people to collect and purify rain water for their own use.
As she slowly unravels the fate of her husband, Maya goes on a journey that takes her from Caesarea, the last remaining Israeli city, to the village of Harod - where she leads the locals to prepare for the expected rainfall.
Hydromania is a story of survival and empowerment in a future that is not-too-distant and in a reality that is easily imaginable.