Panther in the Basement (Paperback)

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By Amos Oz
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“Countries need writers as their voices of conscience; few have them. Israel has Oz.” — Washington Post

The year is 1947: the last days of the British mandate in Palestine. Twelve-year-old Proffy, indoctrinated by his patriotic father and a zealous Bible teacher, dreams of dying heroically in battle, fighting for the creation of a Jewish state. Then he meets and befriends a kindly British soldier who shares with Proffy a love of language and the Bible. Accused of treason for the friendship, Proffy must learn the true nature of loyalty and betrayal. Panther in the Basement is a rich tapestry of character and political intrigue set against the birth of modern Israel.

“Insightful, inventive, and lyrical.” — New York Times Book Review

About the Author

AMOS OZ (1939 – 2018) was born in Jerusalem. He was the recipient of the Prix Femina, the Frankfurt Peace Prize, the Goethe Prize, the Primo Levi Prize, and the National Jewish Book Award, among other international honors. His work has been translated into forty-four languages. 

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156006309
ISBN-10: 0156006308
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 1998
Pages: 160
Language: English