The Same Sea

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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  - LynnB - LibraryThing

This is a story about being left behind: the characters have all lost someone and are making their way through life as best they can. The writing style is poetic and sparse, yet very vivid portraits of the characters emerge. The story provides extraordinary glimpses into ordinary lives. Read full review

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User Review  - Polaris- - LibraryThing

Amos returned to form with this one. Brilliantly rotating the narrative from one inter-connected protagonist to another, he brings these characters to life with an intensity. Tel-Avivis made real with depth. 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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