‘In a world full of hype, noise, and confusion, the simple lucidity of The Same Sea is totally unexpected’ New York Times
An intimate, everyday tale of unrequited love and grief
Nadia 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.
Comic, tragic, erotic and elegiac. His finest work
Touching and comic... Magical
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
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
A cleansing, poetic, meditative and moving novel
Amos Oz was one of Israel’s greatest authors – a novelist, essayist, political activist, intellectual and soldier. From Judas, picked by Natalie Portman for her inaugural book circle which she started in the wake of his recent death, to My Michael, his breakthrough novel, we’ve picked five of Oz's books to introduce you to this great writer.