Ten Thousand Lovers: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Sep 2, 2003 - Fiction - 283 pages
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Israel, 1970s. Lily, a young emigrant student exploring the wonders and terrors of her new land, finds the man of her dreams -- Ami, a former actor. Handsome, intelligent, and exciting, but like his beautiful, disintegrating country, Ami has a terrible flaw -- he is an army interrogator. As Ami and Lily's unexpected passion grows, so too does the shadow that hangs over them. They must face the unspeakable horrors of Ami's work and their uncertain future.

While set in the '70s, Ten Thousand Lovers is a brilliant and terrifyingly contemporary tale of passion, suffering, and the transcending power of love.

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User Review  - SqueakyChu - LibraryThing

Lily returns to Israel during the 1970’s and meets handsome Army interrogator Ami. Although attracted to him, she is never quite at ease with the situations his job demand of him. Lily tells the story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melanielgarrett - LibraryThing

The prose is sublime, and the exploration/uses of language had me wishing I knew Hebrew. And in many ways this novel is a tour de force. But for me, it really failed to live up to its early promise. I ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Edeet Ravel was born on an Israeli kibbutz and completed graduate studies in English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the recipient of several writing awards, including the Norma Epstein Award for her poetry. She holds a Ph.D. in Jewish studies from McGill University and has taught creative writing, English literature, Holocaust studies and biblical exegesis. She has one daughter.

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