'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.
“Comic, tragic, erotic and elegiac. His finest work”
Mail on Sunday
“A cleansing, poetic, meditative and moving novel”
“Touching and comic... Magical”