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To Know a Woman
     

To Know a Woman

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by Amos Oz
 

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As an Israeli secret service agent, Yoel Ravid’s ability to sense the truth made him invaluable. Now widowed and retired, he lives with his mother, his mother-in-law, his daughter, and the haunting memory of his wife. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Translated by Nicholas de Lange. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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As an Israeli secret service agent, Yoel Ravid’s ability to sense the truth made him invaluable. Now widowed and retired, he lives with his mother, his mother-in-law, his daughter, and the haunting memory of his wife. 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:
9780547545837
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/27/1992
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
262
Sales rank:
736,802
File size:
2 MB

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 More than 1 year 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.