The Finkler Question

by Howard Jacobson Fiction

  • UK Bloomsbury Publishing (2010, Ed. Michael Fishwick, 320 pages)
  • US Bloomsbury Publishing (Ed. George Gibson)

He should have seen it coming. His life had been one mishap after another. So he should have been prepared for this one...

Julian Treslove and Sam Finkler are old friends, Libor Sevcik their former teacher. Both Libor and Finkler are recently widowed, and with Treslove, his chequered history rendering him as an honorary third widower, they share a sweetly painful reminiscing about a time before they had loved and lost. And it’s that very evening that Treslove, hesitating a moment as he walks home, is attacked—and his whole sense of who and what he is forever changed.

A scorching story of exclusion and belonging, ageing, wisdom and humanity, this funny furious unflinching novel is Jacobson at his brilliant best.

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