Panther in the Basement

by Amos Oz

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780156006309
  • ISBN-10: 0156006308
  • Pages: 160
  • Publication Date: 10/01/1998
  • Carton Quantity: 100

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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


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