"And The Bride Closed the Door, translated masterfully by Jessica Cohen, is a triumph, at once humorous and profound, richly imagined and deliciously grotesque. The bride in question—as brilliant, rebellious and intriguing as Matalon herself—remains absent throughout the book, and revealed only through the eyes of a colorful cast of characters who try and coax her out of the locked room. Whether you read it as an allegory or a comedy, this book is a marvel, a stunning display of Matalon’s virtuosity and an aching reminder of the tremendous void she left behind."

Ayelet Tsabari, author of The Art of Leaving