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A Tale of Love and Darkness

A Tale of Love and Darkness

(2004)
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Tragic, comic, and utterly honest, this extraordinary memoir is at once a great family saga and a magical self-portrait of a writer who witnessed the birth of a nation and lived through its turbulent history.

It is the story of a boy growing up in the war-torn Jerusalem of the forties and fifties, in a small apartment crowded with books in twelve languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. His mother and father, both wonderful people, were ill-suited to each other. When Oz was twelve and a half years old, his mother committed suicide, a tragedy that was to change his life. He leaves the constraints of the family and the community of dreamers, scholars, and failed businessmen and joins a kibbutz, changes his name, marries, has children, and finally becomes a writer as well as an active participant in the political life of Israel.

A story of clashing cultures and lives, of suffering and perseverance, of love and darkness.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: A Tale of Love and Darkness
Author(s): Amos Oz
ISBN: 0-15-100878-7 / 978-0-15-100878-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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August 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: A Tale of Love and Darkness
Author(s): Amos Oz
ISBN: 0-7011-7421-8 / 978-0-7011-7421-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

November 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: A Tale of Love and Darkness
Author(s): Amos Oz
ISBN: 0-15-603252-X / 978-0-15-603252-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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August 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: A Tale Of Love And Darkness
Author(s): Amos Oz
ISBN: 0-09-945003-8 / 978-0-09-945003-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Tale Of Love And Darkness
Author(s): Amos Oz
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: A Tale of Love and Darkness
Author(s): Amos Oz
Publisher: Mariner Books
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