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Jacob's Advice, Paperback / softback Book

Jacob's Advice Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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'Astute, funny, elegant meditation on identity . . . full of energy with an alluring Parisian glow' Diana Evans, author of Ordinary People 'Generous, urbane, zestful . . . a Francophile's feast' Rob Doyle, author of ThresholdLarry Frost, a British pharmacologist livingin Paris, is exuberant, charismatic, wildly opinionated.

He's also convincedhe's Jewish - or at least he's long had his hopes.

But his search for what hebelieves is his true identity produces more questions than answers. In early 2015, following the terrorist attackon Charlie Hebdo, Larry is joined byhis sceptical older cousin, Nick Newman.

Divorced, separated from his son anddesperately trying to understand his own place in the world, Nick is drawn inextricablyinto Larry's slipstream as they walk the fractured, uneasy, magical streets ofParis. Then, in November, terrorism strikes the cityagain.

With Paris and the cousins still reeling from the trauma, Larry receivesthe information he's urgently been seeking: a long-held family secret that willchange both their lives forever. Set against abackdrop of extremism, nationalism and the resurgence of antisemitism, Jacob'sAdvice is a timely exploration of identity, race, family and theinescapable nature of the past.

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