"This vigorous, inventive work will surely fire up readers' neurons."
— Starred Review, Publisher's Weekly
"The stories in Iddo Gefen's Jerusalem Beach are a series of original and, many times truly inspiring, attempts to seek and find humanity and tenderness at the least predictable places."
— Etgar Keret, author of Fly Already
“Jerusalem Beach accomplishes the impossible—at once playful and wrenching, surprising and organic, these stories are instant classics, if classics could somehow come from the future. Gefen’s is a once-in-a-generation voice.”
— Shelly Oria, author of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0
“Ironic, stirring, funny and exhilarating, Jerusalem Beach is a brilliant debut, and Gefen may be the best Israeli short story writer since Etgar Keret.”
— Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, author of Waking Lions
"Sad and funny and full of wisdom and truth."
— Amos Oz, author of A Tale of Love and Darkness
“Jerusalem Beach signals the confidence and the probing talent of a mature writer, confident in his craft, who knows how to control a complicated storyline with an unexpected, enjoyable twist, while creating distinct characters that speak in many unique voices.”
— Arianne Melamed, Haaretz
“Iddo Gefen is the voice of his generation. But he’s also a voice that’s somewhat wiser than his generation; one that observes from the sidelines, or rather, from the perspective of an eighty-year-old grandfather...[Jerusalem Beach] is a fresh, imaginative and bold debut.”
— Eshkol Nevo, author of Three Floors Up