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A Tale of Love and Darkness (Hardcover)

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By Amos Oz, N. R. M. De Lange (Translator)
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Winner of the National Jewish Book AwardInternational Bestseller " An] ingenious work that circles around the rise of a state, the tragic destiny of a mother, a boy's creation of a new self." -- The New YorkerA family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation and lived through its turbulent history. A Tale of Love and Darkness is the story of a boy who grows up in war-torn Jerusalem, in a small apartment crowded with books in twelve languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. The story of an adolescent whose life has been changed forever by his mother's suicide. The story of a man who leaves the constraints of his family and community to join a kibbutz, change his name, marry, have children. The story of a writer who becomes an active participant in the political life of his nation."One of the most enchanting and deeply satisfying books that I have read in many years." -- New Republic

Praise For…

"A commanding artist who ranks with the most important writers of our time."-Cynthia Ozick

"Impressive and moving . . . Oz tells the story of ordinary people in an extraordinary manner . . . Literature that is both spiritually moving and secularly provocative."-Los Angeles Times Book Review

"[An] indelible memoir"
-John Leonard

"Touching, haunting, wrenching, amusing, and sometimes downright hilarious...the best book Oz has ever written"
-Robert Alter

Product Details
ISBN: 9780151008780
ISBN-10: 0151008787
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Publication Date: November 15th, 2004
Pages: 538
Language: English