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One of the most remarkable novels of the Holocaust ever written, Jakob the Liar is a tale of everyday heroism and the extraordinary power of illusion. Set in an unnamed German-occupied ghetto, the story centers on an unlikely hero, Jakob Heym, who accidentally overhears news of vital importance: the Russians are advancing on a city three hundred miles away. As Jakob's tidings rekindle hope and the promise of liberation, he feels compelled to elaborate. Forming a protective bond with a young orphan girl, Jakob becomes caught in his own web of optimistic lies. Awarded Germany's prestigious Heinrich Mann Prize for fiction and in a new translation by Leila Vennewitz, Jakob the Liar is a masterpiece of Kafkaesque comedy which unfolds with the impact of a timeless folk legend.

About the Author

Jurek Becker is one of Germany?s most renowned living writers. A Holocaust survivor, he is one of the few novelists of Jewish heritage living in Germany today. He is also the author of the novels Sleepless Days and Bronstein?s Children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452281707
Author:
Plume
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Movie-TV Tie-In - Novelizations
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
CP 3359
Publication Date:
19990901
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.03x5.32x.71 in. .46 lbs.

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