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J: A Novel

by Howard Jacobson

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

J: A Novel Synopsis

The brilliant new novel from the Booker prize-winning author. Two people fall in love, not yet knowing where they have come from or where they are going. They aren't sure if they have fallen in love of their own accord, or whether they've been pushed into each other's arms. But who would have pushed them, and why? Hanging over their lives is a momentous catastrophe - a past event shrouded in suspicion, denial and apology, now referred to as What Happened, If It Happened. Set in the future - a world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or visited - J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and terrifying. Short-listed for the 2014 Man Booker Prize Short-listed for the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize.

J: A Novel Press Reviews

A mighty novel.' Observer

'Remarkable... May well come to be seen as the dystopian British novel of its times' Guardian

'Thrilling and enigmatic New York Times Book Review Snarling, effervescent and ambitious... Jacobson's triumph is to craft a novel that is poignant as well as troubling' Independent

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ISBN: 9780099598381
Publication date: 06/08/2015
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099598381
Publication date: 6th August 2015
Author: Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Howard Jacobson

An award-winning writer and broadcaster, Howard Jacobson was born in Manchester, brought up in Prestwich and was educated at Stand Grammar School in Whitefield, and Downing College, Cambridge, where he studied under F. R. Leavis. He lectured for three years at the University of Sydney before returning to teach at Selwyn College, Cambridge. His novels include The Mighty Walzer (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), Kalooki Nights (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize), the highly acclaimed The Act of Love, the 2010 Man Booker Prize-winning, The Finkler Question and, most recently, Zoo Time. Howard Jacobson lives in Soho, London.

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