A Perfect Peace by Amos Oz
(Harvest in Translation)

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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)
 

About Amos Oz

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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.
 
Published October 31, 1993 by Mariner Books. 384 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Generation gaps on a kibbutz in 1965 Israel—as Oz (In the Land of Israel, The Hill of Evil Counsel) once again highlights the socio-political conflicts within the Israeli population, counterpointing the ideological tensions with domestic strain and sexual ambivalence.

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It is 1965, and Yonatan Lifshitz considers running away from the kibbutz in Israel where he was raised and has begun his own family. His departure is at the core of what PW called a rich and moving

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It is 1965, and Yonatan Lifshitz considers running away from the kibbutz in Israel where he was raised and has begun his own family. His departure is at the core of what PW called a rich and moving

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