Translated by Sondra Silverston
Collection Hebrew Literature Series
This remarkable, kaleidoscopic novel tells the fragmented stories of a group of women and men brought together by chance in a small neighborhood in the hills of Israel. It is 1995, and Amir, a young man studying psychology in Jerusalem, and his girlfriend Noa, studying photography in Tel Aviv, decide to move in together, choosing a tiny apartment midway between their two cities—a village that was forcibly emptied of its Arab inhabitants in 1948. Although the two students are only looking for a convenient place to spend time together, they find their new home to be no less complex a web of relationships than urban life: their landlords live on the other side of a paper-thin wall; the next-door neighbors have just lost their eldest son in Lebanon; and further down the street, a Palestinian construction worker named Saddiq is keeping a close watch on the house where his own family used to live.
Eshkol Nevo speaks of Homesick
with Rachel Harris at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Nb of pages 384 p.
Publication Date 20 April 2010
Nb of pages 384
Dimensions 5.3 x 8 in.
List Price $15.95
In the end, he put all the remaining furniture out on the street. A friend was supposed to come with a van and pick it up. So he waited there. Sat down in an armchair and nibbled on a pear. A neighbour was washing his car, a hose in his hand. He remembered that when he was a child, he used to watch the streams of water running off the cars to see which would be the first to land. Now he looked at the time. Half past eight. His friend was fifteen minutes late. That wasn't like him. Maybe, in the meantime, he should arrange the furniture the way it would be in a living room. Maybe not.
An excerpt from Homesick in Guernica Magazine
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Genres : Fiction : Middle East
Countries : Israel