Jacob's Folly

Jacob's Folly

Book - 2013
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An eighteenth-century Jewish peddler is reincarnated as a housefly in present-day Long Island and becomes involved in the lives of two residents.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, 2013
Edition: 1st Canadian ed
Description: 371 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781443418263
Branch Call Number: Mill


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robhoma Jun 30, 2014

(King's Bay Book Selection: 4-19) For a goy, the casual use of Jewish terms is daunting - and I could not understand the motivation behind Jacob the Fly wanting to destroy the life of Leslie Senzatimore.

May 23, 2013

Very well-written, and a creative story idea.

May 12, 2013

Fun reading. While there is an interesting view into Jewish life in Paris 200 years ago, the story weaves through the difference of life lived, then and now, as an oxthodox religious devotee, and, a life of an artist; those two are seen as irreconcilable. Still fun reading, with the narrator a fly on the wall. At the end there is a self-revelation about why was he a fly, and his reconciliation - or not - with that.

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