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Textile by Orly Castel-Bloom
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Textile (2006)

by Orly Castel-Bloom

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Le sujet est assez original, et la dose d'humour appréciable. Mais le roman devient plutôt embrouillé au fil de l'histoire, l'auteur forçant le trait et enlevant beaucoup de crédibilité à ses personnages. Quant à la fin, l'auteur aurait-il manqué subitement d'imagination et laissé en plan son roman en espérant que le lecteur l'écrive pour lui ? ( )
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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.… (more)

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