Homesick: A Novel
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.
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Nevo provided many short descriptions of people and events all in a neighborhood between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. His characters included Israelis and Palestinians. I felt that he was able to use few ... Read full review
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This debut novel shows a writer with great promise and a real knack for forming his characters with an impressive depth. The plot unfolds nicely as a young student couple move into a quiet ... Read full review