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THE WRONG KID

THE WRONG KID

By: LEVRON, Uri

Fiction, 2011

Every Saturday morning a group of middle-aged men goes out to cycle through the woods together. This is their weekly male challenge, the core of their long-time friendship and an outlet for their frustrations. Aviad Fuchsman, an insecure business coach, is in an ongoing struggle with a thirteen-year-old boy who is bullying his son. Eitan Shmeltzer is suspicious of his beautiful wife and is seeking to find some meaning in his deadening days as the owner of a laundromat.  Tomer Eldar, a young widower, is raising his two daughters while still mourning for his deceased wife. With the three men enmeshed in their turmoil, Tomer invites his friends to join him on a business trip to Las Vegas, where the story takes a dramatic turn, and the trio finds that friendship, family and trust will sustain them through whatever life hands them.

THE WRONG KID is a fast-paced page-turner about modern manhood and the challenge of meeting its often conflicting demands: devoted husband, effective father, successful provider and a “man’s man” in the tough and highly masculine modern Israeli society.

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Israel, Keter Books

Reviews:

"In this novel Levron took a step further, perhaps even more than a step, gave up the thriller plot, and chose to write an amusing psychological drama that puts the average Israeli man…to the test …A novel that deals with relationships, betrayals and adult choices as well as with that kid who grew up to be a successful man, but never dared to fight anyone.” – Sarai Shavit, Ynet

"After quite a few novels about women in crisis, it's nice to read an accomplished novel about men having their midlife crisis, who may be called men caught in a trap: the trap of married life, the trap of career, the trap of self identity and the trap of the relationships they have with each other…Levron unfolds a rich and humorous Israeli tale, both light and deep, and forms compelling characters…" –  Yaron Avituv, Z’man Yerushalayim