Lily is a young emigrant student exploring the wonders and terrors of her new land when she 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 unspeakable horrors which Ami's work forces him to face. In today's world, where danger, terrorism and the possibility of war are a part of all our lives, no novel could be more brilliantly, terrifyingly contemporary. Yet TEN THOUSAND LOVERS is set in Israel in the Seventies: a dazzling backdrop to a universal story of passion, suffering and the transcending power of love.
Edeet Ravel was born on an Israeli kibbutz and now lives in Canada with her teenage daughter.