Ruben Gonzalez Gallego outside his home in Ashkelon. Ilan Assayag

The Incredible Survival Story of Acclaimed Russian Author Ruben Gonzalez Gallego

He’s the grandson of a senior figure in Spain’s Communist Party, was born with cerebral palsy, was kidnapped from his mother and sent to various institutions in Russia, married three times, has published acclaimed books and now lives in southern Israel. The saga of Ruben Gonzalez Gallego

Ruben Gonzalez Gallego is a peculiar person. His manner of speech somewhat resembles his style of writing – categorical and fragmented, yet also enigmatic and serpentine. His sense of humor, in his words, is...

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