Eve Harris’ rich tale about the semi-arranged marriage of two young Jews in London mixes humour with pathos and adds a dash of rebellion.
Twenty-year-old Baruch Levy fell for Chani Kaufman when he glimpsed her in the women’s section at a wedding. Nineteen-year-old Chani has never had physical contact with Baruch, but is bound to marry the stranger. Rivka, the rabbi’s wife, teaches Chani what it means to be a Jewish wife, but Rivka has her own past to think about. Eventually, buried secrets, fear and sexual desire bubble to the surface in this story of liberation and choice.