New Israeli novel is a page-turner - Arts & Features

New Israeli novel is a page-turner

Jeffrey F. Barken | | Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:39 am

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon … when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret,” Charles Dickens muses in “A Tale of Two Cities.” The same voyeurism inspires Israeli author Eshkol Nevo’s popular novel “Three Floors Up,” available in English in October.

Behind the cold, steel-reinforced doors that separate the living spaces in an Israeli apartment high-rise, three loosely connected, first-person confessional narratives unfold.

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