Mira is a stylist of fashion productions, creating glamorous illusions for readers of women magazines, but the composition of her own life is far less elegant. In a combination of irony and softness, sensitivity and self irony, Nili Landesman creates a real and unexpected heroine, examining through her the truth behind the romantic fairytale in a world that has lost its innocence a long time ago.
Nili Landesman was born in 1966 in kibbutz Ayelet Hashahar. She studied dance and drama at the Tel Hai art college. She wrote for various newspapers on art and fashion, wrote scripts for a number of TV shows, and a few short stories. This is her second novel. Nili Landesman lives in Tel Aviv and teaches yoga. She has two children.
"Intelligent, sophisticated and polished... written in a breezy style. Excellent, delightful reading."
"An extremely gifted author... a sort of hymn to romantic fairytales that know no boundaries... a book that is smart, funny, courageous and moving... for all those who love to read and like to love... written with an elegance that never ceases to astound."
"Full of exciting moments, funny and true, fluent and amusing... a book that abounds with eroticism, life and exciting turns of plot."
Ha'aretz Literary Supplement
"Clever use of the romantic novel formula... attractive and intelligent prose..."