My Michael (novel)
Cover of the English translation
|Original title||מיכאל שלי|
My Michael is a novel written in Hebrew by the Israeli author Amos Oz, published in 1968 by Am Oved, and translated into about thirty languages. It has also been adapted into a movie, in Hebrew. The Bertelsmann publishing house named it among the one hundred best novels of the 20th century.
The book describes the love and marriage of a young woman against the background of 1950s Jerusalem. The book manages to probe into the mystery of the world of the Jerusalem girl, and follows the nightmares that come to control her. In the process, the reader comes to know the general atmosphere of Jerusalem, its neighborhoods, and its alleyways.