Same Sea
Amos Oz

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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.”

New York Times Book Review

“A prose poem…At once melancholic and sensual.”

New Yorker

“This lovely, lyrical territory, irrigated by numerous streams of consciousness, reminded me of some of the great things a novel can do.”

Chicago Tribune

“Wise and affecting.”

Guardian (London)

“A book of classic resonance and haunting literary beauty.”

Publishers Weekly

“Oz takes a fresh tack in this searching playlike tale told alternately in radiant verse and meditative prose.”