The Same Sea
A bestseller in Israel, this critically-acclaimed work is an intimate, everyday story of grief, love, attachment and loss. According to the author, this novel reveals more of himself than any of his other books.
‘In a world full of hype, noise, and confusion, the simple lucidity of The Same Sea is totally unexpected’ New York Times
An intimate, everyday tale of unrequited love and grief
Nadia is dead. Her widower, Albert, comforted by his old friend Bettine, is trying to put his life back together. His son, Enrico, has gone to find himself in Tibet. Enrico’s girlfriend, Dita, is being friendly and daughterly to Albert – but his responses are less platonic. Meanwhile, Dita has another lover, and a slightly repellent film producer lusts after her too.
Through these intersecting triangles of desire and loss comes a novel that is surprising, heart-breaking, funny, poetic and simply unmissable.