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To Know A Woman

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Description for To Know A Woman Paperback. Following the bizarre accidental death of his wife, an Israeli secret agent retires to the suburbs. After a lifetime of uncovering other people's secrets, he is forced to look back at the lies he has told himself. The author's other books include "My Michael" and "The Slopes of Lebanon". Translator(s): Lange, Nicholas de. Num Pages: 272 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 17. Weight in Grams: 204.

‘A writer of revelatory genius’ Guardian

Following the bizarre 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 at the lies he has told himself; at the desolate enigma of his wife's life and death; his years of service to the state and the riddle of his daughter's behaviour.

‘Humorous, melancholy and touching’ New York Times

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About Amos Oz
Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Amos Oz was the internationally acclaimed author of many novels and essay collections, translated into over forty languages, including his brilliant semi-autobiographical work, A Tale of Love and Darkness. His last novel, Judas, was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 and won the Yasnaya Polyana Foreign Fiction Award. He received several international awards, ... Read more

Reviews for To Know A Woman
Mr. Oz demonstrates his usual fluency as a writer. His portraits of Yoel, his mother, his mother-in-law and his daughter are, at once, humorous, melancholy and touching.
Michiko Kakutani
New York Times
This is a book full of hints and echoes, from the past, from literature, from Yoel's former life. It is a remarkable novel, on the ... Read more

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