The Resource J, Howard Jacobson

J, Howard Jacobson

Label
J
Title
J
Statement of responsibility
Howard Jacobson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 fingers 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?
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10356415
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobson, Howard
Dewey number
823.9/14
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dystopias
  • Future life
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Secrecy
Target audience
adult
Label
J, Howard Jacobson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Published by W.F. Howes under the Clipper imprint
  • Standard print edition originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
viii, 454 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781471286834
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781471286834
  • (OCoLC)904357583
Label
J, Howard Jacobson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Published by W.F. Howes under the Clipper imprint
  • Standard print edition originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
viii, 454 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781471286834
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781471286834
  • (OCoLC)904357583

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