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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. 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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Provided by publisher
Awards note
Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2014
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobson, Howard
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6060.A32
LC item number
J12 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dystopias
  • Future life
Label
J : a novel, Howard Jacobson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn885148286
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780553419559
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014020264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60001953068
System control number
(OCoLC)885148286
Label
J : a novel, Howard Jacobson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn885148286
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780553419559
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014020264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
60001953068
System control number
(OCoLC)885148286

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