To Know a Woman

To Know a Woman

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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year "[To Know a Woman has] the powerful undertow of myth . . . A rich and affecting novel." -- New York Times

Following the accidental death of his wife, Israeli secret service agent Yoel Ravid retires to the suburbs with his daughter, mother, and mother-in-law. After a lifetime of uncovering other people's secrets, he is forced to look back on his own: the desolate enigma of his wife's life and death, his years of service to the state, the riddle of his daughter's behavior. Amos Oz infuses Yoel's story with poetry, humor, and a vivid sense of the madness inherent in everyday existence.

"His language is Hebrew, his setting Israel, his message is universal." -- Boston Jewish Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 16.26mm | 282g
  • THOMSON LEARNING
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0156906805
  • 9780156906807
  • 1,874,000

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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
[To Know a Woman has] the powerful undertow of myth . . . A rich and affecting novel. New York Times
Following the accidental death of his wife, Israeli secret service agent Yoel Ravid retires to the suburbs with his daughter, mother, and mother-in-law. After a lifetime of uncovering other people s secrets, he is forced to look back on his own: the desolate enigma of his wife s life and death, his years of service to the state, the riddle of his daughter s behavior. Amos Oz infuses Yoel s story with poetry, humor, and a vivid sense of the madness inherent in everyday existence.
His language is Hebrew, his setting Israel, his message is universal. Boston Jewish Times

AMOS OZ was born in Jerusalem in 1939. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including his acclaimed memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness, which was an international bestseller and a recipient of the National Jewish Book Award.
Author photograph (c) Colin McPherson
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About Amos Oz

AMOS OZ (1939 - 2018) was born in Jerusalem. He was the recipient of the Prix Femina, the Frankfurt Peace Prize, the Goethe Prize, the Primo Levi Prize, and the National Jewish Book Award, among other international honors. His work has been translated into forty-four languages.
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