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Black Box

Oz, Amos translated from the Hebrew by Nicholas de Lange

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ISBN 10: 015112888X / ISBN 13: 9780151128884
Published by Harcourt, Brace, 1988
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remainder mark on bottom edge else nearly fine with nice bright d.j. that has one tiny tear. Signed by Oz on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 41930

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Title: Black Box

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First.

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Synopsis:

Seven years after her divorce and remarriage, Illana, an Israeli, writes to her ex-husband Alex, a professor in Chicago, asking for help with their rebellious son Boaz, and her letter precipitates a flurry of correspondence between Illana, Alex, Boaz, and Michel, Illana's new husband

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Seven years after their divorce, Ilana breaks the bitter silence with a letter to Alex, a world-renowned authority on fanaticism, begging for help with their rebellious adolescent son, Boaz. One letter leads to another, and so evolves a correspondence between Ilana and Alex, Alex and Michel (Ilana’s Moroccan husband), Alex and his Mephistophelian Jerusalem lawyer—a correspondence between mother and father, stepfather and stepson, father and son, each pleading his or her own case.

The grasping, lyrical, manipulative, loving Ilana has stirred things up. Now, her former husband and her present husband have become rivals not only for her loyalty but for her son’s as well.

Black Box is a record of passion, an ingenious, witty, feeling novel of contemporary life. Amos Oz at his novelistic, human, and poetic best.

Amos Oz was born in Jerusalem in 1939. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfic¬tion, including his acclaimed memoir A Tale of Love and Darkness, which was an international bestseller and a recipient of the National Jewish Book Award.

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