Dolly City is an irreverent and witty satire about the ‘Yiddisher mamma complex’. The story centres on Dolly, a young physician who finds an abandoned baby and becomes its prime carer. Drifting and alienated in a hostile city, mother Dolly doctors her son with a love that destroys, until she learns the meaning of compassion.
Orly Castel-Bloom won was named in 1999 one of the 50 most influential women in Israel. She has been awarded the Tel Aviv Prize (1990), the Alterman Prize (1993), the Prime Minister`s Prize twice (1994, 2001) and the Newman Prize (2003). Her books have been translated into nine languages.