The Same Sea

By Amos Oz

“In an international filled with hype, noise, and confusion, the straightforward lucidity of The similar Sea is completely unexpected.” — manhattan occasions ebook Review

The similar Sea is Amos Oz’s such a lot adventurous and creative ebook, a singular of lyrical attractiveness and narrative energy. We meet the middle-aged Albert; his spouse, whom he has misplaced to melanoma; his prodigal son, who wanders the mountains of Tibet hoping to discover himself; and his son’s younger female friend, with whom Albert turns into infatuated. the writer himself gets mobile calls from his creations, criticizing him for his snap shots of them. A fever dream of chaos and order, love and eroticism, loyalty and betrayal.

“A prose poem . . . instantly melancholic and sensual.” — the hot Yorker

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On a bench at a cease sat a guy in a tie and white blouse, donning his jacket over his knees. He would not board the bus. Waved it on. probably he used to be ready for an additional bus. Then they observed a squashed cat. His mom pressed his head to her tummy: do not glance, you are going to cry out back on your sleep. Then a lady together with her head shaved: lice? Her crossed leg nearly printed a glimpse. And an unfinished construction and dunes of sand. An Arab espresso condominium. Wicker stools. Smoke, acrid and thick. males bending ahead, heads virtually touching. A break. A church. A fig tree. A bell, A tower, A tiled roof. Wrought-iron grilles. A lemon tree. The odor of fried fish. And among partitions a sail and a sea rocking. Then an orchard, a convent, palm timber, date hands possibly, and shattered structures; should you proceed alongside this highway you ultimately achieve south Tel Aviv. Then the Yarkon. Then citrus groves. Villages. And past the mountains. And after that it really is already evening. The uplands of Galilee. Syria. Russia. Or Lapland. The tundra. Snowy steppes. Later, in Tibet, extra asleep than wide awake, he recalls his mom. If we do not get up we've got had it. we will be past due. within the snow within the tent within the sleeping-bag he stretches to press his head to her tummy. Calculations In Amirim road Mr. Danon continues to be conscious. it is within the morning. at the display earlier than him the figures do not upload up. a few corporation or different. A mistake or a fraud? He tests. cannot spot something. On an embroidered mat the tin clock ticks. He places on his coat and is going out. Its six now in Tibet. A scent of rain yet no rain on the street in Bat Yam. that's empty. Silent. Blocks of apartments. A mistake or a fraud. the following day we will see. A mosquito Dita slept with a very good buddy of Rico's, Giggy Ben-Gal. He obtained on her nerves while he referred to as screwing sex. He disgusted her via asking her afterwards how solid it have been for her on a scale of 0 to 100. He had an opinion approximately every thing. He begun yammering on concerning the girl orgasm being much less actual, extra emotional. Then he found a fats mosquito on her shoulder. He squashed it, brushed it off, rustled die neighborhood paper and fell asleep on his again. palms opened up in a pass. Leaving no room for her. His cock shrivelled too and went to sleep with a mosquito on if blood vengeance. She took a bath. Combed her hair. wear a black T-shirt that Rico had left in a single of her drawers. much less. Or extra. Emotional. actual. attractive. Bullshit. Sensual. Sexual. evaluations evening and day. that is improper. that is correct. what is squashed cannot be unsquashed. I should still cross and spot how the previous man's doing. it truly is tough With the 1st rays of sunrise he opens his eyes. The mountain diversity seems like a girl, strong, serene, asleep on her facet after an evening of affection. a gradual breeze, fulfilling itself, stirs the flap of his tent. Swelling, billowing, like a hot abdominal. emerging and falling. With the top of his tongue he touches the dip in the course of his left hand, on the innermost element of his palm. It feels just like the contact of a nipple, delicate and difficult.

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