Nix Picks: The Same Sea, Amos Oz translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas De Lange.

Nix Picks: The Same Sea, Amos Oz  translated from the Hebrew by 

Nicholas De Lange.  Pub. 1999 in Hebrew, translation 2001

This dreamy novel switches between free verse and prose in short one page vignettes.  The cast, a father, son, and son’s girlfriend deal with the loss of the father’s wife.  The son goes mountain climbing in Asia to escape.  The son’s girlfriend moves in with the father to form a relationship on many tense and interesting levels.  A gem of a novel.

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