Love Burns by Edna Mazya

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"Endless surprise twists and hilarious scenes. The finale leaves one happily astonished."-Elena Loewenthal, La Stampa

"Starts out as a psychological drama and becomes a strange, funny, unexpected hybrid: a farce thriller. A great book."-Ma'ariv

Ilan, a middle-aged professor of astrophysics, discovers that his young wife is having an affair. Terrified of losing her, he decides to confront her lover instead. Their meeting ends in the latter's murder-the unlikely murder weapon being Ilan's pipe-and in desperation, Ilan disposes of the body in the fresh grave of his kindergarten teacher. But when the body is discovered . . .

Edna Mazya is one of Israel's most lauded and popular playwrights. In 1997 she received the Margalit Prize for her play Family Story. Her plays include The Uncle from Capetown, The Rebels, and Herod. This is her first novel.

 

About Edna Mazya

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Edna Mazya teaches dramatic writing at Tel Aviv University.
 
Published March 1, 2006 by Europa Editions. 220 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Nevertheless, Ilan’s honesty, curiosity and weary concern for his fellow beings endear him to the reader, as when he sees toddlers at a nursery school, “standing pressed to the fence, waiting for their mothers to come and fetch them, worn out and helpless at the end of a day of exhausting surviva...

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Austin Chronicle

Mazya draws an interesting cast of supporting characters from Ilan's life-long Arab friend and police detective, Anton, to his obnoxious work colleagues.

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