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And the Bride Closed the Door

Ronit Matalon

Translator Jessica Cohen

Publisher: New Vessel Press

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A highly entertaining and readable novel that through the inevitable drama of a wedding day examines the state of contemporary Israel in a clever, comic manner. The bride refuses to appear, setting off panic and hilarity with the arrival of a Russian doctor specializing in those reluctant to wed, followed by a Palestinian fire brigade and a transvestite cousin.

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