Your Mouth Is Lovely: A Novel

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"Each winter I'm sure will be my last. Dust to dust, I find myself saying as my frozen fingers struggle to hold the pen with which I write these words to you, Ashes to ashes, I mutter, and nothing but suffering and joy in between. I've had my share. Hot and sharp -- I taste it still in the blood that fills my mouth when I cough."

Miriam is a nineteen-year-old imprisoned in Siberia following the Russian Revolution of 1905. Reaching out to the young daughter whom she gave up at birth, Miriam weaves a haunting tale of life in a small Jewish village during the last days of imperial Russia and of a community caught between the rich yet rigid traditions of the past and the frightening, unfamiliar ways of a society desperately trying to reinvent itself.

Rejected by her suicidal mother and abandoned by her father at birth, Miriam is marked as an outcast in her village from the beginning. Reunited with her father when he marries Tsila, a haughty and complex woman whose beauty has been marred by the hand of divine anger, Miriam searches to unveil the secrets of her birth in a place of mystery and superstition, where everyone seems to know the truth that eludes her.

Your Mouth Is Lovely moves seamlessly from picturesque but impoverished villages, where fife is ruled by the iron hand of God and the equally powerful grip of Fate, to the slums of teeming Kiev, where a seething anger is about to change the course of Russian history. A story of epic human drama, Your Mouth Is Lovely is a poetic, dreamy novel with a darkly magical sheen.

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Nancy Richler's short stories have been published in literary journals in Canada and the United States. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Book Description New York, New York, U.S.A.: Ecco Press, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Book Description: Itís been almost six years since you were born, six years less a day since you were taken from me. Taken from me, do you understand? I would never have let you go. I was still in Kiev, awaiting execution. I would hang as soon as you were born; that was my sentence: death, postponed until your birth. Miriam is a young Jewish woman, imprisoned in Siberia for subversive activities during the 1905 Russian Revolution. Reaching out to the young daughter she has seen only at birth, Miriam weaves a poignant and richly layered tale of her life, the only legacy she can leave her little girl. Your Mouth is Lovely is Nancy Richlerís epic story of a family caught between the rich yet rigid traditions of the past and the unfamiliar and often frightening ways of a society trying desperately to reinvent itself. Miriam is a young outcast, rejected by her suicidal mother and abandoned by her father in their small Jewish village on the edge of a swamp. Finally reunited with her father when he marries Tsila, a haughty and complex woman whose beauty has been marred by the hand of divine anger, Miriam searches for answers to the mysterious secrets of her birth, her family, and her place within the superstitious world that is her home. Your Mouth is Lovely moves seamlessly from picturesque but impoverished villages, where life is ruled by the iron hand of God and the equally powerful grip of Fate, to the slums of a teeming Kiev, where a seething anger is about to change the course of Russian history. A story that embraces a rich human drama, Your Mouth is Lovely is a haunting and poetic novel with a darkly magical sheen. About the Author Nancy Richlerís many short stories have been published in Room of Oneís Own, Fireweed, Fiddlehead, The Journey Prize Anthology and The New Quarterly. Her first novel, Throwaway Angels, was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award. She lives in Vancouver. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-842621636

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