Amoz Oz's Sober Look at What It Means to Be a Stranger Among Friends

In contrast to the sensual energy that characterizes his early writing about the kibbutz, the overriding tone of Amos Oz’s writing is now melancholy and forgiving, as he examines the small enterprise that sought to mend the world.

Bein Haverim (Between Friends‏), by Amos Oz
Keter ‏(Hebrew, 160 pages, NIS 92).