My Father, Amos Oz, Sadistically Abused Me. The Punishment Was Endless: The First Chapter of Galia Oz's New Book

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Galia Oz, left, the cover of her new book 'Something Disguised as Love,' and Amos Oz.
Galia Oz, left, the cover of her new book 'Something Disguised as Love,' and Amos Oz. Credit: Arik Sultan / Kinneret, Zmora, Dvir / Yanai Yechiel
Galia Oz
Galia Oz
Galia Oz
Galia Oz

SOMETHING DISGUISED AS LOVE

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When I was a child, my father beat me, cursed me and humiliated me. The violence was creative: He dragged me from the house and tossed me into the yard. He called me filth. This wasn’t a passing loss of his temper or a slap on the cheek here and there, but a routine of sadistic abuse. My crime was me myself, and so the punishment was endless. He had a need to be sure I would break.

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