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Eshkol Nevo's heart-warming, charming and clever first novel dips into the lives of each of the inhabitants of a village that sits midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv - a beautiful story about finding your home.

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Eshkol Nevo's heart-warming, charming and clever first novel dips into the lives of each of the inhabitants of a village that sits midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv - a beautiful story about finding your home.

About the Author

Eshkol Nevo was born in Jerusalem in 1971. He spent his childhood years in various places in Israel and Detroit in the USA. He studied copywriting at the Tirza Granot School and psychology at Tel Aviv University. For eight years he worked as a copywriter and then moved into writing short stories. Today he teaches creative writing and thinking at a number of academic institutions, among them The Bezalel School of the Arts, Tel Aviv University, the Sapir College and the Open University.
Nevo has published a collection of stories, a work of non-fiction and this first novel was awarded the Book Publishers` Association`s Golden Book Prize (2005).

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In his second book in English translation, popular Israeli novelist Nevo pays tribute to the dynamism of his country, honing in on a handful of neighbors in the town of Mevasseret, just outside Jerusalem, whose Arab inhabitants were displaced in 1948. The novel is narrated from multiple perspectives; each intense personality describes the struggle to embrace the tension of everyday life in Israel and come to terms with "the law of the preservation of sadness." Noa and Amir are a young couple-he a psychology student and she a photography student-adjusting to life together under the same roof; landlords Moshe and Sima in the apartment next door clash over the appropriate religious upbringing of their children. Across the lot a family mourns the loss of a son to the war in Lebanon, and nearby, the Arab Madmonis family faces prejudice on a daily basis. While death and social isolation hover over many scenes, Nevo masterfully explores the dualities of life in Israel, and delicately draws out the hope and love submerged in the hearts of its citizens. (Apr.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

A compelling novel which I never wanted to end * Independent *
A moving, memorably human tale of love, history and belonging * Daily Mail *
The novel's heartfelt bass note is the beauty and difficulty of human relationships, evoked with sympathy and an ear for the nuances of different voices which is as playful as it is precise * Times Literary Supplement *
A warm, wise and sophisticated novel -- Amos Oz
A brave and and moving novel... prepare to be engrossed * Sunday Telegraph *

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