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To Know A Woman
     

To Know A Woman

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by Amos Oz, Nicholas De Lange (Translator)
 

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Yoel Ravid devoted many years to the Israeli secret service, his uncanny instinct and ability to sense the truth making him an invaluable agent. Now widowed and retired, Yoel lives in a house in a Tel Aviv suburb with his mother, his mother-in-law, his daughter, and the haunting memory of his wife. Selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Translated

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Yoel Ravid devoted many years to the Israeli secret service, his uncanny instinct and ability to sense the truth making him an invaluable agent. Now widowed and retired, Yoel lives in a house in a Tel Aviv suburb with his mother, his mother-in-law, his daughter, and the haunting memory of his wife. Selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Translated by Nicholas de Lange. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
One of Israel's best-known novelists pens a compelling psychological study of an Israeli espionage agent who retires following his wife's accidental death. (Mar.)
Nadine Gordimer
In To Know a Woman, Amos Oz brings to the relations of marriage the...insight of a Strindberg. -- The Observer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780151904990
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/07/1991
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
262
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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To Know a Woman 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Intimate look at an intelligent, alert but socially inadept man's coping with grief, and eventual coming to terms with life, without his wife, after her sudden death.