A Tale of Love and Darkness

  • by Amos Oz
  • Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki
  • 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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 40s and 50s in a small apartment crowded with books in 12 languages and relatives speaking nearly as many. His mother and father, both wonderful people, were ill-suited to each other. When Oz was 12 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.


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Beautifully written and spoken. This book was pure quality . I was so sad when I finished it but will listen to it again.
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- Jo Brown

Words fail to describe the beauty and power

of this book. They say that life is stranger than fiction and as Amos Oz shows us it can be even more beautiful and tragic. Extraordinary story....Amos Oz is a writer who can measure himself with the giants of the 19th century Russian litterature as far as the mastership, the power of observation and emotiobal awarness areconcerned.Plus a tremendous erudition and culture.
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- Dorota Kotowicz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.