Scenes from Village Life

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Written by Amos Oz

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Oct, 2011

192 pages



“Informed by everything, weighed down by nothing, this is an exquisite work of art.” —The Scotsman Strange things are happening in Tel Ilan, a century-old pioneer village. A disgruntled retired politician complains to his daughter that he hears the sound of digging at night. Could it be their tenant, that young Arab? But then the young Arab hears the digging sounds too. Where has the mayor’s wife gone, vanished without trace, her note saying “Don’t worry about me”? Around the village, the veneer of new wealth—gourmet restaurants, art galleries, a winery—barely conceals the scars of war and of past generations: disused air raid shelters, rusting farm tools, and trucks left wherever they stopped. Scenes from Village Life is a memorable novel-in-stories by the inimitable Amos Oz: a brilliant, unsettling glimpse of what goes on beneath the surface of everyday life. Translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange


Title: Scenes from Village Life
Author: Amos Oz
Language: English
Length: 192
Edition: 1
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2011-10-18
ISBN-10: 0547483368
ISBN-13: 9780547483368