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  • Published: 5 April 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099283959
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

The Same Sea



'There is no novelist writing today who catches the feeling of the moment more surely than Amos Oz' Scotsman

'In a world full of hype, noise, and confusion, the simple lucidity of The Same Sea is totally unexpected' New York TimesAn intimate, everyday tale of unrequited love and griefNadia is dead. Her widower, Albert, comforted by his old friend Bettine, is trying to put his life back together. His son, Enrico, has gone to find himself in Tibet. Enrico's girlfriend, Dita, is being friendly and daughterly to Albert - but his responses are less platonic. Meanwhile, Dita has another lover, and a slightly repellent film producer lusts after her too. Through these intersecting triangles of desire and loss comes a novel that is surprising, heart-breaking, funny, poetic and simply unmissable.

  • Published: 5 April 2002
  • ISBN: 9780099283959
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

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, including the Prix Femina, the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize, the Frankfurt Peace Prize and the 2013 Franz Kafka Prize. He died in December 2018.

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Praise for The Same Sea

Comic, tragic, erotic and elegiac. His finest work

Mail on Sunday

Touching and comic... Magical

Scotsman

A poetic novel of love, family and loss... A work so exquisitely written, so diamond-clear, that critics are already hailing it as Oz's finest work... A writer of revelatory genius

Guardian

Beautiful and profoundly wise. Very few works of fiction are written with such economy, simplicity and precision that a reviewer simply wants to quote from them... The Same Sea is such a book. Amos Oz has created an unforgettable work of art

Daily Telegraph

A cleansing, poetic, meditative and moving novel

Herald

By turns lyrical and earthy, Amos Oz's The Same Sea dances its way through the entanglements of its characters, deftly catching each voice

Esquire

Short and exquisite... An extraordinary book unlike any he has written. It is a banquet in miniature

Evening Standard

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