The Same Sea (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 1, 2002 - Fiction - 208 pages
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The Same Sea is Amos Oz's most adventurous and inventive novel, the book by which he would like to be remembered. The cast of characters ranges from a prodigal son to a widowed father who has taken in his son's enticing young girlfriend, who in turn sleeps with her boyfriend's close friend. The author himself receives phone calls from his characters, criticizing the way he portrays them in his novel. In this human profusion there is chaos and order, love and eroticism, loyalty and betrayal, and ultimately an extraordinary energy.

"I wrote this book with everything I have. Language, music, structure--everything that I have. . . . This is the closest book I've written. Close to me, close to what I always wanted. . . . I went as far as I could."--Amos Oz

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User Review  - Denise Rathman - Goodreads

This was a book read by the All Souls Unitarian, DC book group some time ago. It was my introduction to Amos Oz. I would have never, ever in a million years picked up this book at the bookstore on my ... Read full review

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User Review  - Loreley - Goodreads

It's much better than My Michael, and much can be said for the chosen form of this book,, but as a book that was reccommended to me as Amos Oz' masterpiece, it had not lived up to this title. After reading two of his book I have yet to find why is he such an acclaimed writer. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

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.

Nicholas de Lange is a professor at the University of Cambridge and a renowned translator. He has translated Amos Oz’s work since the 1960s.

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