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  • Published: 22 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473520608
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

A Perfect Peace

'Prophetic... a novelist of stature and wisdom' - Daily Telegraph

'Evocative and penetrating. Oz handles his narrative with great agility’ Sunday Times

One day a man may just pick up and walk out. What he leaves behind stays behind. What's left behind has nothing to stare at but his back

In the winter of 1965, Yonaton Lifshitz decided to leave the kibbutz on which he was born, and his sterile marriage, to start a new life. But as he engineers his escape, the arrival of Azariah Gitlin, a keen new recruit, brings about a painful reconciliation of their different destinies in a society struggling with changing realities.

  • Pub date: 22 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473520608
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the Author

Amos Oz

Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Amos Oz was the internationally acclaimed author of many novels and essay collections, translated into over forty languages, including his brilliant semi-autobiographical work, A Tale of Love and Darkness. His last novel, Judas, was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 and won the Yasnaya Polyana Foreign Fiction Award. He received several international awards, including the Prix Femina, the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize, the Frankfurt Peace Prize and the 2013 Franz Kafka Prize. He died in December 2018.

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Praise for A Perfect Peace

“The assurance of a master... diverse and ironical”


“Evocative and penetrating... Oz handles his narrative with great agility”

Sunday Times

“A peerless imaginative chronicler of his country's inner and outer transformations”


“An exquisite thinker... Oz is a rare blast of sanity and intelligence”


“Amos Oz's most powerful work”

New York Times

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