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J: a novel

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"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. In 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. After the devastation of WHAT HAPPENED, IF IT HAPPENED, all that should remain is peace and prosperity. Everyone knows his or her place; all actions are out in the open. But Esme Nussbaum has seen the distorted realities, the fissures that have only widened in the twenty-plus years since she was forced to resign from her position at the monitor of the Public Mood. Now, Esme finds something strange and special developing in a romance between Ailinn Solomons and Kevern Cohen. As this unusual pair's actions draw them into ever-increasing danger, Esme realizes she must do everything in her power to keep them together--whatever the cost. With a sense of the dramatic sweep of Michael Ondaatje and the dystopian, literary sensibility of Margaret Atwood, Howard Jacobson's J is an astonishing feat of fiction. In this exquisitely written, beautifully playful and imaginative, and terribly heart-breaking work, Jacobson gathers his prodigious gifts for the crowning achievement of a remarkable career"--
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9780553419559
9781471287121
9780553419573
9781532412820
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seriesDiscover the Alphabet
series_with_volumeDiscover the Alphabet|
subject_facetBlack humor
Black humor (Literature)
Dystopias
Electronic books
Future life -- Fiction
Love stories
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Secrecy -- Fiction
title_displayJ : a novel
title_fullJ
J : a novel / Howard Jacobson
J : a novel [electronic resource] / Howard Jacobson
J A Novel
J [electronic resource] / Howard Jacobson
title_shortJ
title_suba novel
topic_facetBlack humor
Electronic books
Fantasy
Fiction
Future life
Literature
Man-woman relationships
Secrecy