is a 1984
novel originally written in Hebrew
novelist Yaakov Shabtai
. The original title, Sof Davar
(Hebrew:סוף דבר) can be translated literally as The End Result
Shabtai died in 1981, before completing a final draft. The novel was published posthumously, edited for publication by the literary scholar Dan Miron and Shabtai's wife Edna.
The novel serves as a continuation of Past Continuous in terms of narrative and style. An English translation was published in 1987 by Viking Press.