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Publisher Description

A thought-provoking prescient novel from the Booker-prize winning author of The Finkler Question.

‘Remarkable…May well come to be seen as the dystopian British novel of its times’ Guardian

Two people fall in love, not yet knowing where they have come from or where they are going.

They aren’t sure if they have fallen in love of their own accord, or whether they’ve been pushed into each other’s arms. But who would have pushed them, and why?

Hanging over their lives is a momentous catastrophe – a past event shrouded in suspicion, denial and apology, now referred to as What Happened, If It Happened.

Set in the future – 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.

Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize, the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize and Longlisted for the JQ Wingate Literary Prize.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
14 August
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Ava0Q ,

Not an enjoyable read

I'm disappointed to find this book made the short list for the Booker prize. It is a dense read, it doesn't flow, and seems horribly cliched. I'm not quite sure what the writer intended with this work - I found it an ungainly example of the horrors of anti-semitism.

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