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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Publication Date: 04/08/2003
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780743220996