Between Friends

Between Friends

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“Oz lifts the veil on kibbutz existence without palaver. His pinpoint descriptions are pared to perfection . . . His people twitch with life.” —Scotsman

In Between Friends, Amos Oz returns to the kibbutz of the late 1950s, the time and place where his writing began. These eight interconnected stories, set in the fictitious Kibbutz Yekhat, draw masterly profiles of idealistic men and women enduring personal hardships in the shadow of one of the greatest collective dreams of the twentieth century.

A devoted father who fails to challenge his daughter’s lover, an old friend, a man his own age; an elderly gardener who carries on his shoulders the sorrows of the world; a woman writing poignant letters to her husband’s mistress—amid this motley group of people, a man named Martin attempts to teach everyone Esperanto.

Each of these stories is a luminous human and literary study; together they offer an eloquent portrait of an idea and of a charged and fascinating epoch. Amos Oz at home. And at his best.

Translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston

A provocative new story collection from the internationally celebrated author of A Tale of Love and Darkness


Baker & Taylor
"Oz lifts the veil on kibbutz existence without palaver. His pinpoint descriptions are pared to perfection. His people twitch with life." -- Scotsman In Between Friends, Amos Oz returns to the kibbutz of the late 1950s, the time and place where his writing began. These eight interconnected stories, set in the fictitious Kibbutz Yekhat, draw masterly profiles of idealistic men and women enduring personal hardships in the shadow of one of the greatest collective dreams of the twentieth century. Adevoted father who fails to challenge his daughter's lover, an old friend, a man his own age; an elderly gardener who carries on his shoulders the sorrows of the world; a woman writing poignant letters to her husband's mistress--amid this motley groupof people, a man named Martin attempts to teach everyone Esperanto. Each of these stories is a luminous human and literary study; together they offer an eloquent portrait of an idea and of a charged and fascinating epoch. Amos Oz at home. And at his best. Translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston "--

Baker
& Taylor

Set in the fictitious Kibbutz Yikhat, eight interconnected stories brilliantly portray men and women who endure personal hardships in the shadow of one of the greatest collective dreams of the 20th century. 25,000 first printing.
Set in the fictitious Kibbutz Yikhat, eight interconnected stories portray men and women who endure personal hardships in the shadow of one of the greatest collective dreams of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013, c2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780547985589
Branch Call Number: FIC OZ
Characteristics: 179 p. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Silverston, Sondra

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