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

  • The book eavesdrops on several days in the life of this Jewish Walter Mitty, a Dostoevskian holy fool minus the faith, with the penchant for casuistic sophistry of Bellow's Herzog

    Sunday Telegraph
  • This might turn out to be the first entry into Israel's "post-war" literary canon

  • A warm, enhancing experience

  • A thinking woman's Billy Liar


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