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Original title  מנוחה נכונה
Language  Hebrew
Published in English  1985
Originally published  1982
Genre  Literary fiction
Publisher  Harcourt
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Country  Israel
Publication date  1982
Media type  Print (hardcover)
Author  Amos Oz
Page count  374
Translator  Hillel Halkin
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A Perfect Peace (Hebrew: מנוחה נכונה‎) is a 1982 novel by Israeli author Amos Oz that was originally published in Hebrew by Am Oved. It was translated by Hillel Halkin and published in the United States by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in 1985.

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Plot

Set in Israel during the eighteen months leading up to the Six-Day War, the novel portrays life on a fictional kibbutz, Granot, where the founding generation and their children struggle to come to terms with each other and the ideological tensions within Israeli society. Oz documents the gap between the socialist dream of the founders and the strained realities of Israeli life, but it is also, according to the author, a mystical tale about "the secret merger between six or seven very different human beings who become a family in the deepest sense of the term."

Critical reception

A Perfect Peace was hailed by Publishers Weekly as "magnificent" upon its release and described by The Washington Post Book World as Oz's "strangest, riskiest, and richest novel". It won the Bernstein Prize in 1983.

References

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