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J / Howard Jacobson.

J / Howard Jacobson.
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ISBN 9780224102056 (paperback)
0224102052 (paperback)
9780224101974 (hardback)
0224101978 (hardback)
Author Jacobson, Howard author.
Title J / Howard Jacobson.
Publisher/Date London : Jonathan Cape, 2014.
Pagination etc. vii, 326 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary Note '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.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Secrecy -- Fiction
Future life -- Fiction
Shelf Location F JACO
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