Compelling stories about the intersecting lives of men and women living on a kibbutz. In some ways its a short novel with the narrative changing from one protagonist to another, but with most of the characters somewhere in each chapter or story. Oz writes in clear, simple, subtle prose, pungent and thoughtful.
"Oz lifts the veil on kibbutz existence without palaver. His pinpoint descriptions are pared to perfection . . . His people twitch with life." -- Scotsman