'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 Supplementshow more