Oz, Amos Scenes from Village Life

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Scenes from Village Life

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A teenage son shoots himself under his parents' bed. They sleep that night unaware he is lying dead beneath them.

A stranger turns up at a man's door to persude him that they must get rid of his ageing mother in order to sell the house.

An old man grumbles to his daughter about the unexplained digging and banging he hears under the house at night.

As each story unfolds, Amos Oz, builds a portrait of a village in Israel. It is a surreal and unsettling place. Each villager is searching for something, and behind each episode is another, hidden story. In this powerful, hynotic work Amos Oz peers into the darkness of our lives and gives us a glimpse of what goes on beneath the surface of everyday existence.

By the winner of the 2013 Franz Kafka Prize, previous winners of which include Philip Roth, Ivan Klima, Elfriede Jelinek, Harold Pinter and John Banville.

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" These stories have both force and mystery, and they cast a quiet spell" ( Scotland on Sunday)

"A powerfully bleak portrait of loneliness, confusion and cracked bonds" ( The Times)

" These stories, in their humanity, may do more for Israel than any of the decisions we have been led to expect of its leaders in the months to come" ( New Statesman)

"I enjoyed Amos Oz's Scenes From Village Life a great deal... it explores what is universal, what is entirely idiosyncratic, about daily life in Israel away from the obvious conflicts" (Kate Kellaway Observer)

"Oz's characters might be drawn from Chekhov: their lives seem an irresoluble muddle of sorrow, baffled hopes and missed chances; his compassion for them makes the reader care deeply about them, too. This is a wise, beautiful and enduring book" (Richard Davenport-Hines Spectator)

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A novel in stories from 'one of the greatest writers at work in the world' (Scotsman)

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