The Resource The Finkler question, Howard Jacobson

The Finkler question, Howard Jacobson

Label
The Finkler question
Title
The Finkler question
Statement of responsibility
Howard Jacobson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular and disappointed BBC worker, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer and television personality, are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never quite lost touch with each other - or with their former teacher, Libor Sevcik, a Czechoslovakian always more concerned with the wider world than with exam results. Now, both Libor and Finkler are recently widowed, and with Treslove, his chequered and unsuccessful record with women rendering him an honorary third widower, they dine at Libor's grand, central London apartment. It's a sweetly painful evening of reminiscence in which all three remove themselves to a time before they had loved and lost; a time before they had fathered children, before the devastation of separations, before they had prized anything greatly enough to fear the loss of it. Better, perhaps, to go through life without knowing happiness at all because that way you had less to mourn? Treslove finds he has tears enough for the unbearable sadness of both his friends' losses. And it's that very evening, at exactly 11:30pm, as Treslove hesitates a moment outside the window of the oldest violin dealer in the country as he walks home, that he is attacked. After this, his whole sense of who and what he is will slowly and ineluctably change. The Finkler Question is a scorching story of exclusion and belonging, justice and love, aging, wisdom and humanity. Funny, furious, unflinching, this extraordinary novel shows one of our finest writers at his brilliant best"--Publisher description
Awards note
Man Booker Prize for Fiction Winner, 2010
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6060.A32
LC item number
F56 2010
Literary form
fiction
Label
The Finkler question, Howard Jacobson
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • glg
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000045842043
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781408809105
Lccn
2010474930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25372634
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)619924695
  • sks1408808870

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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