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  • Published: 30 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446477397
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304


'Fima is surely his best book, a celebration of human complexity, and his testament to its achievement' - Scotland on Sunday

Fina, our eponymous hero, is a receptionist at a gynaecology clinic. A preposterous, yet curiously attractive figure, he spends his hours fantasising about solving the nation's problems and pursuing women with equivocal success.

  • Pub date: 30 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446477397
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

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 Fima

“There is no novelist writing today who catches the feeling of the moment more surely than Amos Oz”


“The book eavesdrops on several days in the life of this Jewish Walter Mitty, a Dostoevskian holy fool minus the faith, with the penchant for casuistic sophistry of Bellow's Herzog”

Sunday Telegraph

“This might turn out to be the first entry into Israel's "post-war" literary canon”


“A warm, enhancing experience”


“A thinking woman's Billy Liar”


“An outstanding work... a hilarious and moving portrait”

Irish Times

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