To Know a Woman Paperback
by Amos Oz
Following the bizarre accidental death of his wife, Israeli secret service agent Yoel Ravid retires to the suburbs with his daughter, mother and mother-in-law.
After a lifetime of uncovering other people's secrets he is forced to look back at the lies he has told himself; at the desolate enigma of his wife's life and death; his years of service to the state and the riddle of his daughter's behavior.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 21/05/1992
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099913405
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Review by tsutsik
A very beautiful book. Yael Arvid loses his wife. This puts him into a personal crisis. He quits his work as a secret agent and starts living with his daughter, his mother and his mother-in-law. He is forced to recognise problems he has tried to avoid his whole life. An intense book, which ends rather optimistic: 'I am alive. Therfore I take part. Unlike the dead.' This book shows how a depression works from the inside.