My Michael
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My Michael

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"Thoughtful, self-assured and highly sophisticated, full of the most skillful modulations of tone and texture. A modern Israeli Madame Bovary."--New York Times Book Review Set in 1950s Jerusalem, My Michael is the story of a remote and intense woman named Hannah Gonen and her marriage to a decent but unremarkable man named Michael. As the years pass and Hannah's tempestuous fantasy life encroaches upon reality, she feels increasingly estranged from him and the marriage gradually disintegrates. Gorgeously written, profoundly moving, this extraordinary novel is at once a haunting love story, and a rich reflective portrait of a place. "A dazzling, very beautiful, splendidly conceived and composed book." --New York Review of Books
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Product details

  • Paperback | 253 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 18mm | 281.23g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156031604
  • 9780156031608
  • 536,905

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"Thoughtful, self-assured and highly sophisticated, full of the most skillful modulations of tone and texture. A modern Israeli Madame Bovary. New York Times Book Review
Set in 1950s Jerusalem, My Michael is the story of a remote and intense woman named Hannah Gonen and her marriage to a decent but unremarkable man named Michael. As the years pass and Hannah s tempestuous fantasy life encroaches upon reality, she feels increasingly estranged from him and the marriage gradually disintegrates. Gorgeously written, profoundly moving, this extraordinary novel is at once a haunting love story, and a rich reflective portrait of a place.
"A dazzling, very beautiful, splendidly conceived and composed book." New York Review of Books

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.
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PRAISE FOR MY MICHAEL "Slow, thoughtful, self-assured and highly sophisticated, full of the most skillful modulations of tone and texture. A modern Israeli Madame Bovary . . . distinguished by its warmth, its lyricism and remarkable technical control."--The New York Times

"A dazzling, very beautiful, splendidly conceived and composed book."--The New York Review of Books PRAISE FOR MY MICHAEL
"Slow, thoughtful, self-assured and highly sophisticated, full of the most skillful modulations of tone and texture. A modern Israeli Madame Bovary . . . distinguished by its warmth, its lyricism and remarkable technical control."--The New York Times
"A dazzling, very beautiful, splendidly conceived and composed book."--The New York Review of Books PRAISE FOR "MY MICHAEL"

"Slow, thoughtful, self-assured and highly sophisticated, full of the most skillful modulations of tone and texture. A modern Israeli "Madame Bovary" . . . distinguished by its warmth, its lyricism and remarkable technical control."--"The New York Times"

"A dazzling, very beautiful, splendidly conceived and composed book."--"The New York Review of Books" PRAISE FOR"MY MICHAEL"

"Slow, thoughtful, self-assured and highly sophisticated, full of the most skillful modulations of tone and texture. A modern Israeli"Madame Bovary". . . distinguished by its warmth, its lyricism and remarkable technical control."--"The New York Times"

"A dazzling, very beautiful, splendidly conceived and composed book."--"The New York Review of Books" PRAISE FOR "MY MICHAEL"
"Slow, thoughtful, self-assured and highly sophisticated, full of the most skillful modulations of tone and texture. A modern Israeli "Madame Bovary" . . . distinguished by its warmth, its lyricism and remarkable technical control."--"The New York Times"
"A dazzling, very beautiful, splendidly conceived and composed book."--"The New York Review of Books"
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1,899 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 21% (392)
4 35% (662)
3 31% (593)
2 10% (197)
1 3% (55)
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