Panther In The Basement (Paperback)Amos Oz (author)
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'One of the greatest prose writers in contemporary fiction' The Times
In the last years of British rule in Jerusalem, a lonely, bookish Israeli boy befriends a British soldier in this tale of friendship in the face of enmity.
British soldiers patrol the streets, and bullets and bombs are a nightly occurrence.
Caught up in the fervour and unrest against the occupying forces,12-year old Proffy dreams of being an underground fighter. But some of his dreams are less heroic.
Temptation lurks everywhere for the youth who wants to be a man - and betrayal not far behind.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 109 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm
One of the greatest prose writers in contemporary fiction * The Times *
Amos Oz is a great writer because he tells stories about real people in a way that no one else can -- Alan Sillitoe
He has that mixture of lyrical intensity, utter seriousness and capacity for describing life in a few words which characterises some of the best Russian authors -- Melvyn Bragg
There are times when you are reminded what it means to be in the presence of a genius...with Amos Oz you have to add wisdom and hope too * Scotsman *
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