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Your mouth is lovely a novel by Nancy Richler

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Published by Ecco in New York, N.Y .
Written in English



  • Russia,
  • Siberia (Russia),
  • Belarus


  • Unmarried mothers -- Fiction,
  • Women prisoners -- Fiction,
  • Women murderers -- Fiction,
  • Jewish women -- Fiction,
  • Russia -- History -- 1904-1914 -- Fiction,
  • Siberia (Russia) -- Fiction,
  • Belarus -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementNancy Richler.
LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.R5115 Y68 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination357 p. ;
Number of Pages357
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3560150M
ISBN 100060096772
LC Control Number2002023521

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"Your Mouth is Lovely" is a touching and memorable tale set in Russia between and It is rich in the shtetl ways of life and sweeping historical events. The title is from the Song of Songs, offered as a prayer when a child speaks its first words. The story centers on Miriam's life while she languishes in a Siberian prison camp/5(9). YOUR MOUTH IS LOVELY is not really about political or social revolution it is about the attempt (and failure) of one woman to revolutionize her own life and spirit. But Miriam is doomed to fail at this enterprise, as she is truly disconnected from the world around her. Nancy Richler is up to the task; Your Mouth Is Lovely is a rich portrait of the lives of Russian Jewish women during these years of upheaval. The novel tells the story of Miriam, a Jewish woman imprisoned in Siberia for her role in the failed Russian revolution of 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.

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(“Your mouth is lovely,” Tsila tells the child, teaching her to speak.) Miriam grows up under the sour, morbid teachings of Tsila, who scorns the town’s gossips and dreams of a better life outside of Russia. Voices heard Symbolism Theme: The Importance of Finding Your Own Voice Heard Voices: The narrator has grown up hearing Lipsa's voice - She also hears other children telling her Tsila doesn't want her - She also hears Tsila's sometimes harsh words (ie: "she's been living like an.   Your Mouth is Lovely follows the story of Miriam, a young disenfranchised woman who comes of age at the time of the Russian Revolution of It's a heady time, when the superstitions of traditional Jews of the Russian shtetls are beginning to clash head on with the political leanings of young men and women who are seeking an overthrow of Tsar Nicholas/5(5). This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.