Narrated By: Elijah Alexander
Duration: 4 hours and 14 minutes
What to expect
The Same Sea is Amos Oz’s most adventurous and inventive book, a novel of lyrical beauty and narrative power and the book by which he would like to be remembered. We meet the middle-aged Albert; his wife, whom he has lost to cancer; his prodigal son, who wanders the mountains of Tibet hoping to find himself; and his son’s enticing young girlfriend, with whom Albert becomes infatuated and who in turn sleeps with her boyfriend’s close friend.
In this human profusion is a fever dream of chaos and order, love and eroticism, loyalty and betrayal, and ultimately an extraordinary energy.
Fiction: general and literary
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“In a world full of hype, noise, and confusion, the simple lucidity of The Same Sea is totally unexpected.”
“A prose poem…At once melancholic and sensual.”
“This lovely, lyrical territory, irrigated by numerous streams of consciousness, reminded me of some of the great things a novel can do.”
“Wise and affecting.”
“A book of classic resonance and haunting literary beauty.”
“Oz takes a fresh tack in this searching playlike tale told alternately in radiant verse and meditative prose.”