A Tale of Love and Darkness - Amos Oz

A Tale of Love and Darkness

By Amos Oz

  • Release Date: 2005-11-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 22 Ratings


Winner of the National Jewish Book AwardInternational Bestseller "[An] ingenious work that circles around the rise of a state, the tragic destiny of a mother, a boy’s creation of a new self." — The New YorkerA family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation and lived through its turbulent history. A Tale of Love and Darkness is the story of a boy who grows up in war-torn Jerusalem, in a small apartment crowded with books in twelve languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. The story of an adolescent whose life has been changed forever by his mother’s suicide. The story of a man who leaves the constraints of his family and community to join a kibbutz, change his name, marry, have children. The story of a writer who becomes an active participant in the political life of his nation."One of the most enchanting and deeply satisfying books that I have read in many years." — New Republic

Amazon/iTunes Reviews

  • Amos Oz takes the reader many places

    By Ms. Hush Puppy
    This panoramic autobiographical story spans amazing history told in personal, familial, societal, cultural & political voices. The chance to follow the development of a boy with the development of his country and his personal & political identity brings the reader close to all action.