People Prefer to Drown in the Sea
A debut collection of short stories written by a talented young journalist, Leore Dayan. Dayan's work has been described as surreal and humorous, and his voice sincere, sharp and witty.
"Leore does not attempt to reinvent the wheel, he simply pours onto the keyboard all the violent, insane and absurd situations that cross his mind. The outcome is an excellent book, highly recommended for every state of mind."
David Rosenthal, Walla!
"Dayan's ability to write stories that make you laugh out loud should be noted and commended. Usually, the stories endings are surprisingly simple. They end with moments of absurdity, just as in life, without a closed and structured end, but with staggering disappointment. And just as in life, the characters lack the tools to resolve their failures and remain in midstride, battered and disconnected. "
Hagit Grossman, Makor Rishon
An Ironist from Israel – Amos Oz and Etgar Keret belong to the canon of Israeli literature. Leore Dayan’s stories destroy our conception of young Jews and their contemporary fiction."
Agnieszka Niemojewska, Uwazam Rze
"Dayan has his own “character of writing” which sometimes seems to be a combination of Woody Allen’s sensibility to grotesque and Milan Kundera’s bitter irony."
Miroslaw Peczak, Polityka