From Edeet Ravel, internationally acclaimed author of the Tel Aviv Trilogy, comes a deeply personal novel about an unexpected friendship. Maya and Rosie meet one day at the local dry cleaner's and their instant friendship blossoms into an inseparable bond. Both are children of holocaust survivors, but where Maya refuses to become entangled in the past, Rosie is inexorably drawn into her parents' haunted world. Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth is a deeply resonant novel about the strength and nature of friendship, the weight of the secrets we keep, and whether or not we are ever able to truly live beyond the past.
Edeet Ravel is the recipient of the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Look for Me and the Canadian Jewish Book Award for A Wall of Light, which was also shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Canadian/Caribbean Commonwealth Prize. Ten Thousand Lovers was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Koret Jewish Book Award. Her most recent novels are the critically acclaimed Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth and The Last Rain. Edeet was born on a kibbutz in Israel and has a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies.