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The Marrying of Chani Kaufman

by Eve Harris

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013.

19 year-old Chani lives in the ultra-orthodox Jewish community of North West London. She has never had physical contact with a man, but is bound to marry a stranger. The rabbi's wife teaches her what it means to be a Jewish wife, but Rivka has her own questions to answer.

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Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013.

Buried secrets, fear and sexual desire bubble to the surface in a story of liberation and choice; not to mention what happens on the wedding night.

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ISBN: 9781908737434
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781908737434
Publication date: 1st August 2013
Author: Eve Harris
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 350 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Eve Harris

Eve Harris was born to Israeli-Polish parents in Chiswick, West London, in 1973. She taught for 12 years at inner-city comprehensives and independent schools in London and also in Tel Aviv, after moving to Israel in 1999. She returned to London in 2002 to resume teaching at an all girls’ Catholic convent school. ‘The Marrying of Chani Kaufman’ was inspired by her final year of teaching at an all girls’ ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in North West London. Eve lives in London with her husband, Jules, and their daughter Rosie.

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