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Castel-Bloom, Orly (Book - 2013 )
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"A wealthy Israeli family is at a precipice in their lives in this nuanced, contemporary novel. As Amanda Gruber, the matriarch of the family, undergoes an invasive cosmetic procedure, Lirit, her rebellious daughter, takes over operations at the family's pajama factory. Her brother Dael serves in the Israeli Army as a sniper, while Irad, their neglectful father, a genius scientist, travels to the United States to conduct research on flak jackets. Each family member is pulled in conflicting directions, forced to examine their contentious relationships to one another. With surprising humor, Textile details the gradual disintegration of a family strained by distance and the corrosive effects of militarism and consumerism" -- from publisher's web site.
Authors: Castel-Bloom, Orly, 1960-
Uniform Title: Teḳsṭil. English
Title: Textile
Publisher: New York :, The Feminist Press at the City University of New York,, 2013
Characteristics: 232 pages ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Orly Castel-Bloom
Summary: "A wealthy Israeli family is at a precipice in their lives in this nuanced, contemporary novel. As Amanda Gruber, the matriarch of the family, undergoes an invasive cosmetic procedure, Lirit, her rebellious daughter, takes over operations at the family's pajama factory. Her brother Dael serves in the Israeli Army as a sniper, while Irad, their neglectful father, a genius scientist, travels to the United States to conduct research on flak jackets. Each family member is pulled in conflicting directions, forced to examine their contentious relationships to one another. With surprising humor, Textile details the gradual disintegration of a family strained by distance and the corrosive effects of militarism and consumerism" -- from publisher's web site.
Additional Contributors: Bilu, Dalya
ISBN: 1558618252
9781558618251
1558618260
9781558618268
Branch Call Number: FICTION CASTELBLO 2013
Subject Headings: Israel Fiction Rich people Israel Fiction Families Israel Fiction
Topical Term: Rich people
Families
LCCN: 2013004429
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A wealthy Israeli family is at a precipice in their lives in this contemporary novel reminiscent of the Bluth family of Arrested Development.


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