Steeped in desire and curiosity, Amos Oz’s Judas is both a tragi-comic coming-of-age tale and a radical rethinking of the concept of treason. Translated by Nicholas de Lange.

In the still-divided Jerusalem of 1959, Shmuel, a young, idealistic student, is drawn to a strange house and the mysterious occupants within. As he starts to uncover the house’s tangled history, he reaches an understanding that harks back not only to the beginning of the Jewish-Arab conflict, but also to the beginning of Jerusalem itself - to Christianity, to Judaism, to Judas.

Shortlisted
The Man Booker International Prize 2017
Published by
Chatto & Windus
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Amos Oz

Amos Oz

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Amos Oz was born in Jerusalem in 1939.
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Nicholas de Lange

About the Translator

Nicholas de Lange is a British translator.
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