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Panther in the Basement

Panther in the Basement

Author(s): Amos Oz

Location(s): Israel

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1947

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In the last years of British rule in Jerusalem, a lonely, bookish Israeli boy befriends a British soldier in this tale of friendship in the face of enmity.

Jerusalem 1947.

British soldiers patrol the streets, and bullets and bombs are a nightly occurrence.

Caught up in the fervour and unrest against the occupying forces,12-year old Proffy dreams of being an underground fighter. But some of his dreams are less heroic.

Temptation lurks everywhere for the youth who wants to be a man – and betrayal not far behind.

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