Jacob's Folly

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AUTHOR: Rebecca Miller
PUBLISHED: 6th March 2014
ISBN: 9780857868992

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From the author of the Sunday Times bestseller and Richard and Judy Summer Read The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Masha Edelman yearns for a life on the stage and to escape her strict religious family. Miles away, in a safe suburban neighbourhood, family man Leslie Senzatimore longs to be a hero. They have little idea of what lies ahead for them. Through a cosmic sleight of hand enters Jacob, a man who has travelled a long way through time, and is determined to make his mark on the lives of these two strangers. What follows is a rollicking, sparkling story of kinship, freedom and belonging.
'<i>Jacob's Folly</i> is an extraordinary book. Miller's writing is vigorous, powerful and riveting. I was constantly surprised by the flights and dips of narrative, and its complexity, while from start to finish her wit and the clear, true characters kept the book grounded. A magnificent achievement', Sadie Jones, author of The Outcast
'<i>Jacob's Folly</i> is a wonderful book - fresh, original, always surprising, with delightfully drawn characters. Rebecca Miller is an excellent novelist', Kate Atkinson
'A highly imaginative exercise that turns out to be comic, raucous and tender, sometimes all at once', Sunday Telegraph
'Miller's prose is rich. Eccentric, witty, highly original', The Times
'Original and imaginative, this beautifully written novel is a witty and moving read; magical realism darkly filtered through a European eye', Mail on Sunday

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