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The Resource J : a novel, Howard Jacobson

J : a novel, Howard Jacobson

Label
J : a novel
Title
J
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Howard Jacobson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'What country isn't a charnel house of its own history?' Two people fall in love in a world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or visited. As they discover where they came from and where they are going, a bigger, more shattering truth is revealed to them. Kevern doesn't know why his father made him put two finger across his lips whenever he began a word with a J. It wasn't then, and isn't now, the time or place for asking questions. Ailinn, too, has grown up in the dark about who she was and where she came from. On their first date Kevern kisses the bruises under her eyes. He doesn't ask who hurt her. Brutality has grown commonplace. They aren't sure whether 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 all the lives of everyone in this novel is a momentous catastrophe - a past event shrouded in suspicion, denial and apology, now referred to as What happened, if it happened
Summary
A profound, darkly comedic parable set in a future where collective memory has vanished following a historic catastrophe, and one young couple's love affair could have shattering consequences for the human race
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
Awards note
Man Booker Prize, Longlisted 2014.
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10356415
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1942-
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Jacobson, Howard
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Future life
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
J : a novel, Howard Jacobson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053212567
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780224102056
System control number
(OCoLC)883868984
Label
J : a novel, Howard Jacobson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053212567
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780224102056
System control number
(OCoLC)883868984

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