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ארבעה בתים וגעגוע [PDF / EPUB] ארבעה בתים וגעגוע This heart warming charming and clever first novel dips into the lives of each of the inhabitants of a village in IsraelIt is 1995 and Noa and Amir a student couple have decided to move in together No This heart warming charming and clever first novel dips into the lives of each of the inhabitants of a village in IsraelIt is 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 ארבעה בתים Epub / of its Arab inhabitants in 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 Saddi 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 surfaceThis 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.

  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • ארבעה בתים וגעגוע
  • Eshkol Nevo
  • English
  • 11 August 2014
  • 9780701181284

About the Author: Eshkol Nevo

Eshkol Nevo was born in Jerusalem in He studied copywriting at the Tirza Granot School and psychology at Tel Aviv University Today Nevo owns and co manages the largest private creative writing school in Israel and is considered the “godfather” of many upcoming young Israeli writers He has published novels short stories and nonfiction His novels have all been top bestsellers Nevo whose.



10 thoughts on “ארבעה בתים וגעגוע

  1. says:

    Being in a crappy mood made me a little cynical at times while reading “Homesick” I’ll be discussing this book with my temple Jewish book club soon Jumping right inHere’s some dialogue then I’ll share the cynic siderather snotty side of me “Do you love me Amir?”YesWhy?What do you mean why? I mean what do you love about me?Lots of thingsFor example?For example the way you want I really love the way you walkThe way I walk?Yes uickly like you’re in a hurry to get where you’re goingME WHAT THE F#k?what happens if the girl can’t walk any longer? What a stupid answer what’s wrong with you buster? MORE OF MY SNOTTY THINKING I don’t want to read about a group of men and women who are searching for inner peace who have experienced loss and or hardshipsMy heart wasn’t into this story — but it was MY MOODI didn’t care enough about the character’s psyche Amir and Noa are young students — Amir studying psychology Noa studying photography They moved into an apartment house together between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Sima and Moshe also live in the building with their two small children Moshe’s parents Avram and Gina also live in the building Next door is Yotama young boy whose parents recently loss their son Gidi to the war in Lebanon Saddi is a Palestinian construction worker who lived in that house many years ago He’s keeping a close eye on the house where his family use to live This story is a contemporary comic tragedy story It’ a captivating saga —looking at the intimate lives of people in Israel today Everyone has problems but none of these problems make the 6 o’clock news It’s goodbut I was still a little too crappy to appreciate it fully 35

  2. says:

    The original Hebrew title of this book arbaa batim ve gaagua four homes and longing is a far better description of its story One home belongs to Noa a photography student and Amir her boyfriend studying psychology who have decided to move in together and found an apartment to rent The second home is that of their landlords Moshe and Sima a married couple not much older than Noa and Amir who have two young children In the third home a boy named Yotam has just lost his beloved older brother in the army and is being emotionally neglected by his grieving parents And finally Saddi an Arab worker doing construction on a neighboring house realizes that one of the homes in the neighborhood belonged to his family before the Independence War and Saddi is determined to enter the house to reclaim a hidden possession of his mother'sThe viewpoint shifts continually between these individuals as we watch Noa and Amir endure individual tensions in their chosen fields of study as well as communication difficulties in their relationship; Sima and Moshe begin to uestion their chosen lifestyle and their bond; Yotam makes increasingly desperate attempts to regain his bereaved parents' attention; and Saddi strives to enter the house legally and non violently but the conseuences prove drastic Although I'm not usually a fan of shifting viewpoints I was able to get into the story without too much difficulty I found Noa and Amir's difficulties a bit difficult to understand at times and it seemed to me that some of Amir's angst might have been remediated earlier and less dramatically On a pickier note I was also a bit surprised at Eshkol Nevo's ignorance when it came to basic Orthodox rituals Eshkol you live here in Israel how hard could it be to find an Orthodox fact checker to avoid such blatant and distracting mistakes?Despite all these gripes I found myself caught up in these three dimensional characters and in seeing where life would take them Eshkol created interesting personalities and situations while keeping the story grounded in day to day details and realistic events I also felt that the atmosphere and culture of Israel was evoked beautifullyIt's not a perfect book but it was certainly a good read

  3. says:

    So the first uestion that came to my actually Anthony's mind when I started reading this book was WTF did my grandmother ghost write this thing? There are several reasons to believe that she did a she is a relatively successful writer mainly of children's books in Israel b she recommended this book to me bought me a copy four years ago and proceeded to ask me several times whether I'd read it yet c for no particular reason the author points out that one of the characters works in Ramat Hen which is the neighborhood where my parents live in Ramat Gan and who the hell has heard of that neighborhood? and d there is a couple in the book named Moshe and Sima and those are her PARENTS' names And OK I'll admit that Moshe is a super common name in Israel but Sima isn't and Moshe AND Sima? Together? On second thought she probably didn't write this because there are uite a few really mild sex scenes here and not once does anyone mention feeling anyone else's erection through their pants And that is one of her trademarks I know ewSo assuming that Eshkol Nevo is a real person and the actual author of this book I'll just say that though this wasn't the deepest or best written piece of literature I've picked up in the past year it was definitely an enjoyable read probably a lot enjoyable than most of the deeper and better books out there Also it's in divided into teeny tiny little pieces with alternating points of view I'm on the fence about whether I liked this or not so it's perfect for the subway The story is set in the mid 90s when both Kurt Cobain and Itzhak Rabin died It's about two couples who share a wall in a duplex in an Israeli neighborhood called the Kastel described in the book as a town midway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem The structure invites some potentially disastrous racial stereotyping on one side we have Amir and Noa white bourgeois university students she's studying photography at the Bezalel art school and he's studying psychology at Tel Aviv University; and on the other side are the Kurdish Moshe and Sima he's a bus driver she's curvy and outspoken and takes care of the kids and cooks a lot But it seems that Nevo makes a serious effort to consider each character as a human being and to present them all in three dimensions The book is full of middle school type revelations You know you can really tell a lot about a person by the kind of music they listen to but I thought that was kind of sweet For Israelis I think the book was very Israeli in that reassuring in Israel you can define pretty much anyone in two words kind of way meaning that you don't have to work too hard to feel like you understand where the different characters are coming from The one thing that drove me up the wall was that some of the passages for no apparent reason were written in rhyme I really really hope that the English translator decided to forgo that particular stylistic flourish

  4. says:

    Actual rating 45Eshkol Nevo sees through humans clearly This was beautiful subtle and raw and reading felt like being a spectator of the lives of several genuine people for a certain timespan it seemed so real oh my gosh The Israel setting was beautiful it adds so much all books set there have a certain somethingwhat a countryTremendously glad I randomly selected this in the bookshop in Tel Aviv during my visit in February

  5. says:

    great series by Dalkey Archive the Hebrew Literature Series this one about a young university going couple who move to a small town outside Jerusalem because it so much affordable Also this is their first time cohabitating So the elements of small town life young coupledom Israelis and Palestinians dead soldiers settler atrocities bus bombs all the fun stuff by the Med This is 4 stars because of the great characters most times very funny even antic action meditations on love lust and art And death and evocation of place a very REAL PLACE And deadpan delivery with magical realism sprinkled in Dalkey has a winner here as most always

  6. says:

    It's clear that Eshkol Nevo has an interesting emotional and moving narrative to tell one that delves deeply into the lives of an eclectic collection of people Unfortunately a few technical things about the way in which Nevo went about it threw me off and left me wantingThere's no definitive divide between character perspectives and while the characters clearly have different beliefs and ways of thinking the small breaks weren't enough for me to easily follow the story nor separate the characters I often felt like things were lost in translation and despite being a Jew and a student of Judaism the specific nature of some of the language and politics was lost on meHomesick is a series of moments beautiful tragic and fascinating and it's easy to lose oneself in each one in succession It was hard however for me to tie them all together and find the commonality intended Overall Homesick was a solid book but one I wouldn't pick up or recommend without outside pressure

  7. says:

    Eshkol Nevo's Homesick is a gripping novel set in the political climate of Israel in the 90's Tensions are rising with the war in Lebanon and Rabin's assassination The book follows four main storylines The first one is of Noa and Amir a student couple struggling with moving together for the first time The second story line features Sima and Moshe Noa and Amir's landlords They are a married couple who is at odds about how religion should be incorporated into their children's upbringing Across the street live Yotam and his family Yotam's older and only brother was just killed in action in the war and the entire family is having trouble coping Finally the reader is faced with the story of Tzadek and Arab construction worker who's family was kicked out of the very village he is now working in fifty years agoMy favorite aspect of this book is that most of the characters are emotionally damaged in some way and it represents real life in a very accurate way For example Yotam's dad is a victim of toxic masculinity Several times the narrator states that Yotam's father feels guilty about his son's death but is too afraid to face his emotions Instead of talking about his feelings he buries himself in his work and attempts to ignore almost all his pain Even through the end of the book he does not find a constructive way to deal with his emotional distress He instead relocates his entire family to Australia in order to escape his guilt I found this story and many others like it in the book because it is a departure from the norm Not everything in life really ends up happy Sometimes people get messed up and never truly find their way backMy least favorite aspect of this book is how it handled the storyline of Sima and Moshe They had one short fight about the topic of religion in the beginning of the book and then the subject was almost entirely dropped Both of the characters rarely make an appearance in the second half of the book I enjoyed the storyline and wanted it to develop further but instead the author just forgot about it and left it to ruin This is lazy writing and I really expected from this author because the rest of the book truly is high uality

  8. says:

    Could I share a tear? Sometimes it is very tough to don't be emotionally biased by a last sentence or a last fragment of a book Even though I tried my best Well firstly I thought this book was only about Amir and Noa But no I was completely wrong This book belongs to Amir Noa Saddi Moshe Sima Modi Yatam Avram Gina Yatam's parents Due to so many stories related to real situations and correlated to each other What would be Modi without Amir or Amir without Yatam or Noa without Sima? They are alike and completely different Gidi plays a role as important as Yatam and his family Probably we unfortunately didn't know about Yatam if Gidi was alive Second how our deepest thoughts can be so well hidden and how our flesh is weak Interesting that Amir had looked Sima differently and so did Sima to him while Noa tried her best to stay away of guys even she wanted something When Moshe got mad being expelled of his own house however he kept polite with his wife Such a way of keeping control Adding up Amir and Noa they were born to each other I mean it is not just because they want each other or they love each other but their inner thoughts are connected somehow Time doesn't exit to them for example if one is think about work and how deal it the other will think the same or if one miss having sex the other will feel the same Only one soul Although such perfection can be the mainly reason of being apart Well finally after I read the last paragraph before I finished the book I had remembered the Prologue and thought that Amir and Noa were apart And that last sentence was Amir's thought Fortunately the part doesn't belong to Amir at all I feel happy it was just Modi being Modi spontaneous and an adventurer trying to live Carpe diem if I can mention Now I am split between Modi or Yatam as my favourite character Both are sensacional About the writer he is brilliant how he wrote something uniue and simple with so many figures and complex emotions Destiny with some splash of efforts Beautiful book

  9. says:

    A couple of students moves into a simple neighborhood near Jerusalem A friend of theirs sends them letters from his travels The house owners are only a bit older than they are but very different from them The parents of the house owner live in a house whose Arab residents ran away from fifty years earlier and now this family's son wants in Each of these characters tells us about hisher relationships and about close and far happenings At first it's a little confusing but once you get a hold of it this ambitious book comes together and becomes clever and touching

  10. says:

    Another decent Israeli novel

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