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

The Same Sea

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

Here is one book that is in a magical category of one, a truly outstanding, resonant and original work that breaks the mould of storytelling. It tells an intimate, everyday tale of grief, unrequited love, attachment and loss through the voices of an irresistible range of characters. Told in beautiful, direct language, the story has universal and immediate appeal -
surprising, heartbreaking, sexy, funny, poetic and quite simply unputdownable.
Reminiscent of Under Milk Wood for the range of its voices, its earthly humour and its poignancy, The Same Sea is pure joy to read, full of echoes and illusions yet with an astonishing immediacy and a powerful charge.

  • Pub date: 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

“A cleansing, poetic, meditative and moving novel”


“Touching and comic... Magical”


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