'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.
“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”
“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”