The Resource And the bride closed the door, Ronit Matalon ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen

And the bride closed the door, Ronit Matalon ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen

Label
And the bride closed the door
Title
And the bride closed the door
Statement of responsibility
Ronit Matalon ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
A young bride shuts herself up in a bedroom on her wedding day, refusing to get married. In this moving and humorous look at contemporary Israel and the chaotic ups and downs of love everywhere, her family gathers outside the locked door, not knowing what to do. The bride's mother has lost a younger daughter in unclear circumstances. Her grandmother is hard of hearing, yet seems to understand her better than anyone. A male cousin who likes to wear women's clothes and jewelry clings to his grandmother like a little boy. The family tries an array of unusual tactics to ensure the wedding goes ahead, including calling in a psychologist specializing in brides who change their mind and a ladder truck from the Palestinian Authority electrical company. The only communication they receive from behind the door are scribbled notes, one of them a cryptic poem about a prodigal daughter returning home. The harder they try to reach the defiant woman, the more the despairing groom is convinced her refusal should be respected. But what, exactly, ought to be respected? Is this merely a case of cold feet? A feminist statement? Or a mourning ritual for a lost sister?
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matalon, Ronit
Dewey number
892.436
Index
no index present
LC call number
PJ5054.M3274
LC item number
V4413 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brides
  • Weddings
  • Jewish families
  • Israel
  • Israel
Label
And the bride closed the door, Ronit Matalon ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
137 pages
Isbn
9781939931757
Lccn
2019934494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1089483708
  • (OCoLC)1089483708
Label
And the bride closed the door, Ronit Matalon ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
137 pages
Isbn
9781939931757
Lccn
2019934494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1089483708
  • (OCoLC)1089483708

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