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  • Published: 5 April 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099283959
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $28.99
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The Same Sea


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

Nadia Danon is dead, of cancer. Her widower, Albert, an accountant, is trying to put his life back together. Her son has gone off to lose or find himself in Tibet. The son's girlfriend, a filmaker, is back in Israel, making friendly, daughterly overtures to Albert - his response is less platonic. Meanwhile she has another lover and a rather repellent film producer also lusts after her. There are other wonderful characters. Theirs are the voices and the stories.
It is beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, sexy, poetic, full of echoes and allusions, and yet with an astonishing immediacy and contemporaneity, and pure joy to read.

  • Pub date: 5 April 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099283959
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $28.99

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 The Same Sea

“Comic, tragic, erotic and elegiac. His finest work”

Mail on Sunday

“A cleansing, poetic, meditative and moving novel”

Herald

“Touching and comic... Magical”

Scotsman


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