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By  Amos Oz
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INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER and winner of the International Literature Prize. At once an exquisite love story and a coming-of-age novel, an allegory for the state of Israel and for the biblical tale from which it draws its title, Judas is one of Amos Oz’s most powerful novels.

Jerusalem, 1959. Shmuel Ash, a biblical scholar, is adrift in his young life when he finds work as a caregiver for a brilliant but cantankerous old man named Gershom Wald. There is, however, a third, mysterious presence in his new home. Atalia Abravanel, the daughter of a deceased Zionist leader, a beautiful woman in her forties, entrances young Shmuel even as she keeps him at a distance. Piece by piece, the old Jerusalem stone house, haunted by tragic history and now home to the three misfits and their intricate relationship, reveals its secrets.

“[A] magnificent novel . . . Oz pitches the book’s heartbreak and humanism perfectly from first page to last.”—New York Times Book Review

“Scintillating . . . An old-fashioned novel of ideas that is strikingly and compellingly modern.”—Observer

“Oz has written one of the most triumphant novels of his career.”—Forward

“A [big] beautiful novel . . . Funny, wise, and provoking.”—Times (UK)

AMOS OZ (1939–2018) was born in Jerusalem. He was the recipient of the Prix Femina, the Frankfurt Peace Prize, the Goethe Prize, the Primo Levi Prize, and the National Jewish Book Award, among other international honors. His work, including A Tale of Love and Darkness and In the Land of Israel, has been translated into forty-four languages. 

ISBN: 9781328745491

ISBN-10: 9781328745491

Publisher: Mariner Books

Publication Date: 11/21/2017 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/21/2017 - 12:00am

Pages: 320

Language: English


Fiction / Jewish

Fiction / Historical

Fiction / Religious