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Ten Thousand Lovers
by Edeet Ravel | Literature & Fiction
Registered by JuneBug31 of Omemee, Ontario Canada on 4/5/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by JuneBug31 from Omemee, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, April 05, 2006

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"Lily is a young emigrant student exploring the wonders and terrors of her new land when se meets the man of her dreams.

Ami, a former actor, is handsome, intelligent and exciting - but, like his beautiful, disintegrating country, he has a terrible flaw - he is an army interrogator.

As Lily and Ami's unexpected passion grows, so too does the shadow that hangs over them - the atrocities which Ami's work forces him to face."

Journal Entry 2 by chronicbooker3 from Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Thursday, May 04, 2006

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This comes highly recommended to me by both Junebug31 and Cestmoi. 

Journal Entry 3 by chronicbooker3 at Panera Bread, Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst, New York USA on Monday, September 25, 2006

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Released 11 yrs ago (10/1/2006 UTC) at Panera Bread, Niagara Falls Blvd. in Amherst, New York USA



Releasing at the bookcrossing meetup. I think it might be on at least one persons wishlist 

Journal Entry 4 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Monday, October 02, 2006

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This book looks amazing! I'd better go make sure it's not on my wishlist! 

Journal Entry 5 by morsecode at Buffalo, New York USA on Sunday, January 15, 2012

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Lily is now an academic in England. Her daughter is of an age and embarking on her first serious relationship. Ten Thousand Lovers is Lily's reflection on that time in her own life. Though Lily spent her earliest years on a kibbutz, she is more Canadian than Israeli when she returns to Israel for college and meets a man whose job working for the Israeli army as an interrogator fills her with distaste.

Lily's recounting of her relationship with Ami is full of semantic digressions. A linguist, she can't help but explain the origins and meanings of the words that comprise their story. Rather than being distracting, these digressions inform the story and serve to better explicate the situation in Israel both at the time the story takes place and now.

Ten Thousand Lovers is a beautifully written novel. It is moving and sad and filled with truisms ("you can't quantify unhappiness," p. 296). It is a story that begs to be read and one that will stick with its readers long after they close the novel's covers. 

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