Post­ed by Nat Bernstein

The micro­cosm encased with­in a glass ter­rar­i­um on the book cov­er for Bar­bara Klein Moss’s forth­com­ing nov­el The Lan­guage of Par­adise evokes the poignant con­tra­dic­tions of the sto­ry it con­tains: nur­tured wilder­ness, love and estrange­ment, caged Arca­dia, Art, Sci­ence, and Theology…

Caught in her hus­band’s quest for the prelap­sar­i­an lan­guage in which Adam named all the crea­tures of the Earth, Sophy Hedge stands at the thresh­old of the Gar­den of Eden he has con­struct­ed inside a green­house, preg­nant with their first child. Sophy must choose whether to remain in repli­cat­ed par­adise with her hus­band or escape to save her child and her­self. The Lan­guage of Par­adise is sched­uled for release in April 2015 from W.W. Nor­ton & Co.

Relat­ed Content:

  • Eve: Nov­el of the First Woman by Elis­sa Elliot
  • Eden by Yael Hedaya
  • Writ­ing in a For­eign Lan­guage by Shani Boian­jiu
  • Nat Bern­stein is the for­mer Man­ag­er of Dig­i­tal Con­tent & Media, JBC Net­work Coor­di­na­tor, and Con­tribut­ing Edi­tor at the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and a grad­u­ate of Hamp­shire College.