The Summary of: A Woman In Jerusalem
The brilliant author, A. B. Yehoshua, tells the story of very long quest to find the identity of a deceased young woman killed as the result from a bomb’s explosion in Jerusalem, within the book, A Woman in Jerusalem. The novel initially begins at a marketplace in the beautiful city of Jerusalem. Just as soon as the story begins, the death of a women is announced due to a terrorist bombing within the marketplace. Soon after the young woman’s death, her corpse was relocated to the morgue of a local hospital. After the woman’s body had been sitting in the morgue’s storage facility for a week, not even a single person had come to claim her body or even identify whom she was. Nothing on the woman’s body could be used as a source of identification except for a single blood soaked paycheck from a local bakery that she evidentially used to work at.
The bakery heard that one of their employees had been killed not until after they read in the local newspaper the article titled “The Shocking Inhumanity Behind Our Daily Bread”. Along with the article, a picture of the bakery’s owner and the bakery’s description was also published. The article produced such horrendous publicity that the owner of the bakery felt obligated so he called his resource manager and assigned him to find out all that he could about the deceased woman as well as schedule the proper accommodations for her funeral. The resource manger knew he needed to find out the fundamental information on the woman’s identity first, so he decides that his first step is to discover the woman’s name. After the resource manger’s secretary does some digging up on the woman’s identity, the secretary discovers that the woman’s name is Yulia Ragavev. Additionally, the secretary discovered that Yulia was hired to clean the bakery at night, however she found something quite peculiar; Yulia Ragavev was no longer employed by the bakery during her untimely death, however the paycheck in her pocket had been issued to her after she was fired.
The resource manger decided to take a visit to the bakery late in the evening in order to speak with the night shift supervisor to gain clarity on the Yulia’s check that was in her pocket. The resource manger discovered from the night shift supervisor that Yulia was a young and attractive employee. Because of her looks and personality, the night shift supervisor had fired Yulia as a defense mechanism because of his unprecedented emotional taking to her. By firing her, he felt that it was a safe way to escape his feelings for her, before his is ready to retire. The night shift supervisor went on to tell the resource manger that he hadn’t told the payroll department of Yulia’s termination from the bakery because he promised Yulia that he would provide her with paychecks until she received a new job.
To the resource manger’s delight, the bakery was in no way responsible for Yulia Ragavev, because although she had a paycheck in her pocket tied to the bakery at the time of her death, it had been distributed to her after she was no longer affiliated to the bakery. The resource manger later traveled to the hospital’s morgue because he felt obligated to present them with the information that he had learned about the dead woman. The morgue’s lab technician presented the resource manger with keys to Yulia Ragavev’s apartment. The keys were intended for the resource manger to look around the place and acquire what he determined were personal items that should be sent to her family. The resource manger was able to find the small apartment once he received directions from a group of girls having a sleepover. After the resource manger gained access to Yulia’s apartment, he began looking around her place for her personal belongings. After searching though her humble living accommodations, he actually felt remorse and grief about her untimely death. Once the resource manger looked through her things he realized that...
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