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Ten Thousand Lovers: A Novel

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Ten Thousand Lovers: A Novel

A long time ago, when I was twenty, I was involved with a man who was an interrogator.

So begins the story of Lily and Ami.

Lily, an Israeli-born Canadian, recalls her life in the 1970s as a student at Hebrew University's overseas student program in Jerusalem. While hitchhiking to Tel Aviv she meets Ami, a former actor. Handsome, intelligent, and exciting, he shares a dark side with his beautiful, disintegrating country. Although Lily is horrified to learn of his job as an army interrogator, she cannot stop the passion that grows between them. And soon she is witness to the heartbreaking struggle within Ami, and the struggle that tears apart the country she loves.

Juxtaposing her past with her present and the secrets hidden within the Hebrew language, Lily shares her timely and universal story of passion, suffering, and the transcending power of love.

Ten Thousand Lovers: A Novel
by Edeet Ravel

  • Publication Date: September 2, 2003
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • ISBN-10: 0060565624
  • ISBN-13: 9780060565626