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Scenes from Village Life

By: Amos Oz,Nicholas de Lange - translator
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
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Summary

Strange things are happening in Tel Ilan, a century-old pioneer village. A disgruntled retired politician complains to his daughter that he hears the sound of digging at night. Could it be their tenant, that young Arab? But then the young Arab hears the digging sounds, too. Where has the mayor's wife gone, vanished without a trace, her note saying "don't worry about me"? Around the village, the veneer of new wealth - gourmet restaurants, art galleries, a winery - barely conceals the scars of war and of past generations: disused air raid shelters, rusting farm tools, and trucks left wherever they stopped. Scenes from Village Life is a memorable novel in stories by the inimitable Amos Oz: a brilliant, unsettling glimpse of what goes on beneath the surface of everyday life.

©2011 Amos Oz (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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well told with picturesque and minute details of observation. Faed to realise that this was a collection of short stories, and audiobook should make this clearer, as I tried to connect the stories without success until realising they are separate.