Yonat and Alexander Sened
The Seneds' seventh novel is written in the form of "worksheets," as Aleph calls his confessional diary, which he is writing while working on a blueprint to enshrine rules governing the model society. The blueprint is never written; contradictions and sensuality defy Aleph's rigidity. By degrees, he is drawn into the shadows of his past and is humanized.
Thrilling. At first, Aleph is the very height of rationality. Eventually he is exposed as a man driven by disappointment. But Oasis is not so much a novel of events but of ideas, beckoning its readers into an intellectual experience.
Author Yoram Kaniuk