The Book of Israel, Paperback

The Book of Israel Paperback

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Dunsk, Lithuania, 1874: brought home dying from the mill, an old man leaves his new grandson the only thing of value he owns - his name.

In one Jewish family, the forename Israel is handed down from generation to generation.

But as parts of the family move across the world - beginning in Lithuania at the end of the 19th century and finishing in London at the beginning of the 21st - different Israels in different countries have very different relationships with the name and the weighty expectations it represents.

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