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Panther in the Basement
By Amos Oz and Nicholas De Lange (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date October 1, 1998
Pages 160
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780156006309
ISBN-10 0156006308
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
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Summary
A twelve-year-old boy is prepared to give his life for the creation of a Jewish state and vows to his father that he will take a stand against the British, but when he is befriended by a British soldier, his feelings are altered, and he is seen as a traitor. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. NYT.
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“Countries need writers as their voices of conscience; few have them. Israel has Oz.” — Washington Post

The year is 1947: the last days of the British mandate in Palestine. Twelve-year-old Proffy, indoctrinated by his patriotic father and a zealous Bible teacher, dreams of dying heroically in battle, fighting for the creation of a Jewish state. Then he meets and befriends a kindly British soldier who shares with Proffy a love of language and the Bible. Accused of treason for the friendship, Proffy must learn the true nature of loyalty and betrayal. Panther in the Basement is a rich tapestry of character and political intrigue set against the birth of modern Israel.

“Insightful, inventive, and lyrical.” — New York Times Book Review


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780151002870
 
1 edition from Houghton Mifflin (October 1, 1997)
9780151002870 | details & prices | 147 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $27.00
About: A twelve-year-old boy dreams of fighting and dying heroically as part of an imaginary underground movement fighting English soldiers in Palestine during the British mandate
Paperback
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from Mariner Books (October 1, 1998)
9780156006309 | details & prices | 160 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.95
About: A twelve-year-old boy dreams of fighting and dying heroically as part of an imaginary underground movement fighting English soldiers in Palestine during the British mandate

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