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A Perfect Peace
     

A Perfect Peace

by Amos Oz, Hillel Halkin (Translator)
 

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“Oz’s strangest, riskiest, and richest novel.” —Washington Post Book World

Israel, just before the Six-Day War. On a kibbutz, the country’s founders and their children struggle to come to terms with their land and with each other. The messianic father exults in accomplishments that had once been only dreams; the son longs to

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“Oz’s strangest, riskiest, and richest novel.” —Washington Post Book World

Israel, just before the Six-Day War. On a kibbutz, the country’s founders and their children struggle to come to terms with their land and with each other. The messianic father exults in accomplishments that had once been only dreams; the son longs to establish an identity apart from his father; the fragile young wife is out of touch with reality; and the gifted and charismatic “outsider” seethes with emotion. Through the interplay of these brilliantly realized characters, Oz evokes a drama that is chillingly, strikingly universal.

“[Oz is] a peerless, imaginative chronicler of his country’s inner and outer transformations.” —Independent (UK)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156716833
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/31/1993
Series:
Harvest in Translation Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
1,386,166
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

AMOS OZ was born in Jerusalem in 1939. He is the author of fourteen novels and collections of short fiction, and numerous works of nonfiction. His acclaimed memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness was an international bestseller and recipient of the prestigious Goethe Prize, as well as the National Jewish Book Award. Scenes from Village Life, a New York Times Notable Book, was awarded the Prix Méditerranée Étranger in 2010. He lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.


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