Start Reading J, Finalist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize

The winner of the 2014 Man Booker prize will be unveiled tonight (October 14, 2014) in a ceremony in Guildhall, London. We’re thrilled to share an excerpt from one of the finalists: J by Howard Jacobson.

J is a snarling, effervescent, and ambitious philosophical work of fiction that poses unsettling questions about our sense of history, and our self-satisfied orthodoxies. Jacobson’s triumph is to craft a novel that is poignant as well as troubling from the debris.” —Independent (UK)

J is a dystopia that invites comparison with George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.” –Sunday Times

“Mystifying, serious, and blackly funny… J shows that, for a writer working at the peak of his powers, with the themes of his imagined future very much part of our present, laughter in the dark is the only kind.” –Independent on Sunday

J: A Novel by Crown Publishing Group


 

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