Ten Thousand Lovers by Edeet Ravel
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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.


About Edeet Ravel

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Edeet Ravel is the award-winning author of the Tel Aviv trilogy about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which received several esteemed prizes and nominations. "Ten Thousand Lovers" was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award, "Look for Me" won the Hugh MacLennan Prize, and "A Wall of Light" was a finalist for the Giller Prize and won the Canadian Jewish Book Award. She is the author of two other critically acclaimed novels, "Your Sad Eyes" and "Unforgettable Mouth" and "The Last Rain". Ravel was born on a kibbutz in Israel and has a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies.
Published January 6, 2003 by Headline Book Publishing. 384 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As they drew closer, Lily told Ami about her troubled early life on an Israeli kibbutz—her parents were self-absorbed and the workers sadistic—before her family migrated to Canada.

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