J – Howard Jacobson

JREAD FOR BOOKERTHON

A love story set in a dystopian future where a past catastrophe hangs over the characters and shrouds everyone in suspicion, denial and apology.

✎ “Murky, confusing, weird, interesting, oddly funny.  I enjoyed J but I wish I had read it without the Man Booker pressure, I would’ve enjoyed taking my time a bit more with this one. It felt 1984-ish for me.” – Suzy

✎ “I always admire authors who can create a dystopian future but sometimes I get lost in the details. Which is what happened here. The unnamed catastrophe could have been any of our history’s tragedies and I think Jacobson made many poignant references to them, making this an important story.” – Rachel

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Published 2014
Jonathan Cape
426 pages

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