The Tenth by Smadar Shir, Acum's Award for 2007, describes a unique relationship between Asaf - a mischievous youth, curious and smart, who lost his mother, hand and leg - and Stav, a young journalist, who sent to interview him in preparation for his tenth surgery. Stav wants to publish his story because she thinks he is a hero. Asaf claims that he is not.He was only seated in a restaurant and waited for the food to be served when a terrorist came in and exploded.Stav thinks that Asaf should have the 10th surgery. In that surgery the doctors will remove the shards from his face. Asaf disagrees because he doesn't want to forget. He wants that his scarred face, as it would be a reminder to the Israeli's reality. Smadar Shir-Sidi an author, journalist, playwright and songwriter. wrote more than 300 novels. The Tenth by Smadar Shir was published by Yedioth Ahronoth and Chemed Books on year 2007.Please note: This title is in Hebrew.
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