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A Tale of Love and Darkness

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Stefan Rudnicki

23 Hours 55 Minutes

Blackstone Audiobooks

October 2016

Audio Book Summary

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 to join 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.

"One of the most enchanting and deeply satisfying books that I have read in many years."-New Republic

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  • Sheila L

    Amazing story telling and moving historical accounts. A must read for anyone interested in Israel-Palestine issues

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  • Lauri P

    Intresting story. Lot of descriptions of details! Great narration!

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