Hardcover has light shelfwear to edges and covers. Pages tight and clean. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Book appears un-read. Translated by Dalya Bilu. Retired library copy with usual marks/distinctions. Pocket removed. 291 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1987. ISBN: 0670813087. Here we meet Meir, a middle-aged Tel Aviv engineer who is struggling to come to terms with his own mortality. He becomes obsessed with his health and with the idea that his youth is gone and time is ""running out."" His actions are motivated as much by his fear of death as by his desire for new and ever-varied sensual experiences. Thus, he vacillates continually between sensuality and eroticism, between helplessness and paralyzing fear.