Literature & Literary Eshkol Nevo Homesick

ISBN 13 : 9780701181284

Homesick

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9780701181284: Homesick

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'An engrossing work. His gift is to make characters jump out of the pages. This is a compelling novel which I never wanted to end' Independent

At the centre of Eshkol Nevo's extraordinary novel are Noa and Amir, who move into a tiny flat in a village half way between Jerusalem, where Noa is studying photography, and Tel Aviv, where Amir is studying psychology. Their flat is separated from that of their landlords, Sima and Moshe Zakian, by a thin wall, but on each side we find a completely different world. Next door, a family mourns the loss of their eldest son in Lebanon while his younger brother, Yotam, forgotten by his parents, turns to Amir for friendship. And further down the street, Saddiq, whose Arab family were ejected from the village in the 40s to make way for Jewish immigrants, watches Amir and Noa at home in the house he grew up in.

Homesick is an enchanting and irresistible story about history, love, family and the true meaning of home.

'This is a tender, beautiful tale about loneliness and connections, about love and tenderness, about community, shared trauma and interwoven histories...a gentle study of what it is to be human - passion, anger, longing and all the many shades between them' Observer

'A warm, wise and sophisticated novel' Amos Oz

'Remarkable' Time Out

'Enchanting' Times Literary Supplement

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This heart-warming, charming and clever first novel dips into the lives of each of the inhabitants of a village in Israel.

It is 1995 and Noa and Amir, a student couple, have decided to move in together. Noa is studying photography in Jerusalem and Amir is a psychology student in Tel Aviv. They choose a small apartment in a village in the hills, midway between the two cities.

Originally called El-Kastel, the village was emptied of its Arab inhabitants in 1948 and is now the home of Jewish immigrants from Kurdistan. Not far from the apartment lives a family grieving for their eldest son who was killed in Lebanon. The younger brother left behind, Yotam, forgotten by his parents, turns to Amir for support.
Further down the street, Saddiq watches the house while he works at a building site. He knows that this house is the one from which his family was driven by the Jews when he was a boy, and to which his mother still has a rusty key. Despite friendships that develop and lives that become entwined, tensions among this melting pot of characters seem to be rising to the surface.

This enchanting and irresistible novel offers us windows into the characters’ lives. Each comes from somewhere different but we gradually see that there’s much about them that’s the same. Homesick is a beautiful and moving story about history, love, family and the true meaning of home.

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