Love Burns (Paperback)

By Edna Mazya, Dalya Bilu (Translator)

Europa Editions, 9781933372082, 220pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2006



"Endless surprise twists and hilarious scenes. The finale leaves one happily astonished."-Elena Loewenthal, "La Stampa"

"Starts out as a psychological drama and becomes a strange, funny, unexpected hybrid: a farce thriller. A great book."-"Ma'ariv"

Ilan, a middle-aged professor of astrophysics, discovers that his young wife is having an affair. Terrified of losing her, he decides to confront her lover instead. Their meeting ends in the latter's murder-the unlikely murder weapon being Ilan's pipe-and in desperation, Ilan disposes of the body in the fresh grave of his kindergarten teacher. But when the body is discovered . . .

Edna Mazya is one of Israel's most lauded and popular playwrights. In 1997 she received the Margalit Prize for her play "Family Story," Her plays include "The Uncle from Capetown," "The Rebels," and "Herod," This is her first novel.