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Jacob's Ladder [Paperback]

Joel Yanofsky

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Book Description

Oct. 1 1997

Our protagonist here is Jacob, an anglophone Montrealer immersed in a complicated loneliness of the soul. He is surrounded by empty friendships, unrequited passions, undue antagonisms, and even a fatal attraction. There is deft observation and much emotion. This may all sound excessively cluttered, but Yanofsky's prose is capable of handling the action.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Porcupine's Quill (Oct. 1 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0889841918
  • ISBN-13: 978-0889841918
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 14 x 21.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 331 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #876,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

`Yanofsky cuts and pastes these eccentric lives together in a charming and detached way. He never lets the zaniness get too cute or sentimental, not an easy task with so many maniacs on board. As Jacob says, ``everyone I know is crazy. Absolutely nuts. ... I don't believe they are out to get me any more. I just believe they are out to confuse me.'' '

(The Globe & Mail)

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`I quite like Jacob's Ladder. It's smart, it's extremely observant. It throbs with the excessive and obsessive qualities of its journal-entry design.... What I like most about this novel is its seriousness, and its determination to make a life without epiphanies a literary subject worthy of your and my dedication.... This book wants to add to the sum of what's important and make known about life what isn't [known] yet. And in many, many ways it does so.'

(Richard Ford)

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