Black Box

A powerful and tragicomic blend of politics and personal destiny, Black Box records in a series of letters the wrecked marriage of Ilana and Alex. Seven years of silence following their bitter divorce is broken when Ilana writes to Alex for help over their wayward and illiterate son, Boaz, and old emotional scars are reopened.

Review:

There is no novelist writing today who catches the feeling of the moment more surely than Amos Oz Scotsman Here is a writer unafraid of displaying the full spectrum of the emotions, and a writer - be it noted - who actually seems to have some faith left in the future Guardian Shows to brilliant effect the tenacity of non-love and the power of separation Observer A remarkably moving novel, conveying newly-the tensions of human needs where politics invades sexual love Times Literary Supplement
Author:
Amos Oz
Format:
Paperback

Description

A powerful and tragicomic blend of politics and personal destiny, Black Box records in a series of letters the wrecked marriage of Ilana and Alex. Seven years of silence following their bitter divorce is broken when Ilana writes to Alex for help over their wayward and illiterate son, Boaz, and old emotional scars are reopened.

Review:

There is no novelist writing today who catches the feeling of the moment more surely than Amos Oz Scotsman Here is a writer unafraid of displaying the full spectrum of the emotions, and a writer - be it noted - who actually seems to have some faith left in the future Guardian Shows to brilliant effect the tenacity of non-love and the power of separation Observer A remarkably moving novel, conveying newly-the tensions of human needs where politics invades sexual love Times Literary Supplement

Product details

Author:
Amos Oz
Publisher:
Alfred A Knopf (Random House)
Imprint:
Vintage
ISBN:
9780099303831
Translated from:
Hebrew
Audience:
General
Pages:
272
Width (mm):
129
Length (mm):
198
Additional Info:
Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Amos Oz is the internationally acclaimed author of many novels and essay collections, translated into over 30 languages, including recently his brilliant semi-autiobiographical work, A Tale of Love and Darkness. He has received several international awards, including the Prix Femina, the Prix Mediterranee Etranger, the Israel Prize and the Frankfurt Peace Prize. He lives in Arad, Israel.
Weight (g):
202

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