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A Tale of Love and Darkness (Paperback)

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By Amos Oz, Nicholas 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…


"Detailed and beautiful . . . As he writes about himself and his family, Oz is also writing part of the history of the Jews . . . We are in the hands here of a capable, practiced seducer."--Los Angeles Times

"This lyrical saga . . . succeeds both as a revelatory tale of the artist as young man and a gripping portrait of the young Jewish state itself."--The Miami Herald

"[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: 9780156032520
ISBN-10: 015603252X
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 2005
Pages: 538
Language: English