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A Tale of Love and Darkness
By Amos Oz and Nicholas De Lange (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date October 15, 2004
Pages 538
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780151008780
ISBN-10 0151008787
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.85 lbs.
Original list price $34.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A life story of the award-winning author of The Same Sea recounts his boyhood in war-torn Jerusalem of the 1940s and 1950s, his mother's tragic suicide when he was twelve, his decision to join a kibbutz and change his name, and his participation in Israel's political upheavals. 30,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Winner of the National Jewish Book Award

International Bestseller

"[An] ingenious work that circles around the rise of a state, the tragic destiny of a mother, a boy’s creation of a new self." — The New Yorker

A family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation and lived through its turbulent history. A Tale of Love and Darkness is the story of a boy who grows up in war-torn Jerusalem, in a small apartment crowded with books in twelve languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. The story of an adolescent whose life has been changed forever by his mother’s suicide. The story of a man who leaves the constraints of his family and community to join a kibbutz, change his name, marry, have children. The story of a writer who becomes an active participant in the political life of his nation.

"One of the most enchanting and deeply satisfying books that I have read in many years." — New Republic


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Hardcover
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With Nicholas De Lange (other contributor) | from Houghton Mifflin (October 15, 2004)
9780151008780 | details & prices | 538 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.85 lbs | List price $34.00
About: The award-winning author recounts his boyhood in war-torn Jerusalem of the 1940s and 1950s, his mother's tragic suicide when he was twelve, his decision to join a kibbutz and change his name, and his participation in Israel's political upheavals.
Paperback
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With Nicholas De Lange (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Mariner Books (November 1, 2005)
9780156032520 | details & prices | 538 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.28 lbs | List price $16.95
About: A life story of the award-winning author of The Same Sea recounts his boyhood in war-torn Jerusalem of the 1940s and 1950s, his mother's tragic suicide when he was twelve, his decision to join a kibbutz and change his name, and his participation in Israel's political upheavals.

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