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23: The Finkler Question

Howard Jacobson:

London: Bloomsbury, 2010

8vo, first edition ("10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on imprint page), original blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine, dust-jacket

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.

Winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize.

Annotated on 108 pages. Approximately 2130 words.

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