This might "give it away," so to speak, but it's the best excerpt on chance that you may not read it all... which you absolutely should do.
.... I contact my daughter in the States.
“Did you hear from him?”
“Just a short text, a minute ago.”
“What did he say?”
I go out to my terrace to have a cigarette, my too-manyeth of the day, and decide to drive out to Jerusalem. I promised my nephew to see his art show in the town’s center. On the drive there, I get a call confirming what I already knew.
“Yeah, they’re taking us to the beach. Too bad I left my bathing suit at home. I’ll have to wing it.”
“Funny Rom. You just be careful. Be smart. Don’t be a hero…You still have to clean your room.”
“Don’t worry Mom. I’m in a safe place. You can sleep well tonight.”
I put off speaking to my parents back in the States for as long as possible. I was never good at the lying thing....