"צימר בגבעתיים" ("Bed and Breakfast") is the third book by Eshkol Nevo that I read, and his literary debut. Unlike "Neuland", which I didn't like much, I really enjoyed this book.
This is a collection of five short stories and one novella. The novella - "סרטנים בעננים" ("Crabs in the Clouds") is easily the best story, and could have been published as a book by itself. The story is written in short passages narrated in the first person by the characters. Yoni is a young man who, like many Israelis before him, goes on a months-long holiday in South America after his military duty and before he starts "real life". His experiences there with hallucinogenic substances lead him to discover truths and, well, hallucinate (hence the "crabs in the clouds"). Around him are members of his family and friends who tell their own stories - each in his own particular voice and style - which intertwine with Yoni's. It is a very touching novella.
The other short stories are OK. Nothing special.