- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From The CriticsIn this book of narrative verse, emotional conflicts and competing voices and viewpoints reconcile themselves into what Oz calls "a number of intersecting triangles." The story centers on a group of weary and perplexed people living in Tel Aviv, Israel, including Albert, a grieving widower; Rico, his distraught son; and Rico's girlfriend, Dita. The book achieves harmony through its characters, all of whom are trying to resolve conflicts in their lives. As the narrator points out, "The peace process is slow and painful. You will have to make one or two further concessions. Only what is truly a matter of life and death should not be negotiable." In this powerful work, Oz lays bare many issues that only appear to be earth-shattering. Most important, he reveals the quotidian concessions that negotiation requires of us all.