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Nevo, Eshkol, author; Silverston, Sondra, translator

Dori's father has gone travelling in South America and, suffering from some kind of breakdown, following the death of his wife, he goes missing. Dori sets out to find him, leaving his wife and young son at home in Israel. Inbar is escaping from her life - from the grief that she can't shake after her brother's death, from the boyfriend she doesn't love - and impulsively sets out for South America. While she's there she meets a man who is searching for his father

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction in Translation. Fiction in translation. General.
Published London: Chatto & Windus, 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Eshkol Nevo ; translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston
ISBN: 0701187786, 9780701187781
Physical Description: 618 pages ; 24 cm

Author note

Eshkol Nevo was born in Jerusalem in 1971. He studied psychology at Tel Aviv University and then worked as a copywriter for eight years. Today he teaches creative writing at a number of academic institutions. Nevo has published a collection of stories, a work of non-fiction and two novels. His first novel,Homesick, was awarded the Israeli Book Publishers Association's Golden Book Prize (2005) and the FFI-Raymond Wallier Prize at the Salon du Livre (Paris, 2008); his most recent novel isWorld Cup Wishes(2012). Eshkol is an Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation chosen artist - one of Israel's highest recognitions for excellence in the arts.


"Eshkol Nevo writes beautifully, funnily and wisely about men and women... Friendship, envy, love, misery, endurance - he captures the lot"
RODDY DOYLE||"Tender and insightful. Eshkol Nevo is a delightful writer"
FRANCESCA SEGAL||"A fascinating novel, a combination of Utopia and dystopia - but above all, it is a moving story about one family, about love and loss and loneliness"
AMOS OZ||"Studded with wrenching emotions and original ideas...Neulanddoes what a novel can: it helps to clear the roadblocks in the mind"
Independent||"An immensely powerful exploration of love, grief, 'what ifs?' and the forces that bind and break families and nations"