Lion’s Honey

Lion’s Honey

David Grossman

‘The Myths’ is a long-term global publishing project where some of the world’s most respected authors re-tell myths in a manner of their own choosing.

In Lion’s Honey, award-winning writer David Grossman takes on one of the most vivid and controversial characters in the Bible. Revisiting Samson’s famous battle with the lion, his many women and his betrayal by them all — including the only one he ever loved — Grossman gives us a provocative new take on the story and its climax, Samson’s final act of death, bringing down a temple on himself and three thousand Philistines.

In exhilarating and lucid prose, Grossman reveals the journey of a single, lonely and tortured soul who never found a true home in the world, who was uncomfortable in his very body and who, some might say, was the precursor of today’s suicide bombers.

David Grossman is a leading Israeli writer of his generation and his work has been translated into 25 languages. He is the author of six internationally acclaimed novels and a number of children’s books. Grossman has been presented with numerous awards including Chevalier de l’Ordre des Artes et des Lettres (France). He lives with his wife and children in a suburb of Jerusalem