Winner of the Edward Lewis Wallant Book Award
"Shultish is a man with a life of his own. . . And the celebrity, too, is remarkably drawn. . . . [The book] is done with great tact, feeling, and skill."—Saul Bellow
"A passionate story. . . . The tension between the charm of the text and the intensity of the subtext is what keeps the pages turning."—The New York Times Book Review
A strikingly different kind of love story with a comic flair, The Yemenite Girl explores the phenomena of fame and hero-worship, as well as the relationship between life and art.
Curt Leviant is the author of two other critically acclaimed novels, Passion in the Desert and The Man Who Thought He Was Messiah. His short stories and novellas have been included in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O'Henry Awards, and other anthologies.