The Finkler Question, Paperback / softback Book

The Finkler Question Paperback / softback

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______________WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE______________'Full of wit, warmth, intelligence, human feeling and understanding.

It is also beautifully written with that sophisticated and near invisible skill of the authentic writer' - Observer'Wonderful ...

Jacobson is seriously on form' - Evening Standard______________Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular former BBC radio producer, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer and television personality, are old school friends.

Despite very different lives, they've never quite lost touch with each other - or with their former teacher, Libor Sevcik.

Both Libor and Finkler are recently widowed, and together with Treslove they share a sweetly painful evening revisiting a time before they had loved and lost.

It is that very evening, when Treslove hesitates a moment as he walks home, that he is attacked - and his whole sense of who and what he is slowly and ineluctably changes. ______________‘How is it possible to read Howard Jacobson and not lose oneself in admiration for the music of his language, the power of his characterisation and the penetration of his insight? ... The Finkler Question is further proof, if any was needed, of Jacobson's mastery of humour' - The Times‘There are few writers who exhibit the same unawed respect for language or such a relentless commitment to re-examining even the most seemingly unobjectionable of received wisdoms' - Daily Telegraph


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