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Home Economics

Oded Carmeli
Shmuel Elazar, a 60-year-old real estate agent, discovers that his accountant has been showering luxuries on a young female student, including keeping her in a hotel. With the accountant`s financial collapse, a widening crack opens up in Shmuel`s life too. His greatest passion is squeezing fruit juices in a home juicer, but the venom that fills him now leads him to sell his real estate agency and decide to finally start living, although he isn`t sure what that means.
Shmuel shares his life-and the book-with his wife Dafna: one chapter for him, one for her. Dafna, a tempestuous, sharp-tongued woman whose feminine charms are on the wane, heads a project to rescue gifted youth from the "dregs" of Israel`s poor towns.
Money drives everything in the Elazar home, and beyond: it fans the flames of envy, love, disappointment and insult. Now without family or social ties, Shmuel and Dafna must rediscover one another, as well as their 30-year-old son, Ehud, who has come back into their lives after a long separation-and even that, they suspect, is only for financial reasons.

A successful comedy that levels focused criticism at Israeli society.
Maariv

An enjoyable, vivacious novel, written as a single, long, energetic breath-a sensitive and profound book, wild and touching in an unsentimental way.
Ynet

Damn it - the boy knows how to write!
Israel Today

Carmeli Home Economics
Title Home Economics
Author’s Last Name Carmeli
Author's First Name Oded
Genre novel
Publisher (Hebrew) Keter
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2009
No. Pages 172 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Kalkalat Bayit
Representation Represented by ITHL

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