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Signed Bookplate Edition - The Books of Jacob (Paperback)

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From Olga Tokarczuk, author of Flights and Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, twice winner of the Nike award, Poland’s premier literary prize, and, with translator Jennifer Croft, winner of the International Booker Prize, comes The Books of Jacob: her magnum opus, her masterpiece, a monument, a world in a book, the big blue book, called for and longer for and eagerly-anticipated and now, finally, available in English, translated by Jennifer Croft. Pre-order it now, with a bookplate signed by the author.


In the mid-eighteenth century, as new ideas begin to sweep the continent, a young Jew of mysterious origins arrives in a village in Poland. Before long, he has changed not only his name but his persona; visited by what seem to be ecstatic experiences, Jacob Frank casts a charismatic spell that attracts an increasingly fervent following.


In the decade to come, Frank will traverse the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires, throngs of disciples in his thrall as he reinvents himself again and again, converts to Islam and then Catholicism, is pilloried as a heretic and revered as the Messiah, and wreaks havoc on the conventional order, Jewish and Christian alike, with scandalous rumours of his sect's secret rituals and the spread of his increasingly iconoclastic beliefs.


In The Books of Jacob, 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk writes her masterpiece, the story of Frank through the perspectives of his contemporaries, capturing Enlightenment Europe on the cusp of precipitous change, searching for certainty and longing for transcendence.


Translated by Jennifer Croft



Fiction & PoetryFiction in translationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions Publication Date: 15/11/2021 ISBN-13: 2369537082162  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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