The Hill of Evil Counsel is a fusion of history and imaginative narrative, re-creating the twilight world of Jerusalem during the fading days of the British Mandate. In these three closely linked stories, Oz vividly evokes the stifling atmosphere of impending crisis as real personalities rub shoulders with fictional characters whose hopes and fears are hauntingly portrayed.
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"Oz evokes Israeli life with the same sly precision with which Chekhov evoked pre-Revolutionary Russian life" ( Los Angeles Times)
"A marvellous ability to transport the reader into a new set of ideas, feelings and fears... The whole book is masterly" ( Financial Times)
"A peerless imaginative chronicler of his country's inner and outer transformations" ( Independent)
"An exquisite thinker, Oz is a rare blast of sanity and intelligence" ( Observer)
'A perfect book' - Sunday Telegraph
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Book Description Flamingo, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006541054