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 an intimate, everyday tale of unrequited love, attachment and grief- surprising, heartbreaking, funny, poetic and simply unmissable.
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Comic, tragic, erotic and elegiac. His finest work - Mail on Sunday
Touching and comic... Magical - Scotsman
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 - Guardian
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 - Daily Telegraph
A cleansing, poetic, meditative and moving novel - Herald
By turns lyrical and earthy, Amos Oz's The Same Sea dances its way through the entanglements of its characters, deftly catching each voice - Esquire
Short and exquisite... An extraordinary book unlike any he has written. It is a banquet in miniature - Evening Standard
Born in Jerusalem in 1939, Amos Oz is the internationally acclaimed author of many novels and essay collections, translated into over 30 languages, including recently his brilliant semi-autobiographical work, A Tale of Love and Darkness. He has received several international awards, including the Prix Femina, the Israel Prize, the Goethe Prize,the Frankfurt Peace Prize and the 2013 Franz Kafka Prize. He lives in Israel.