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After These Things By Jenny Diski

After These Things by Jenny Diski

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Summary

A sequel to her novel, ONLY HUMAN hailed by the Daily Telegraph as 'Not only human, but also divine

After These Things Summary

After These Things by Jenny Diski

Continuing with her narration of the story of the Patriarchs in the Book of Genesis, After These Things is an account of the relationship between Abraham's tragic son Isaac and Isaac's son Jacob. The book follows the psychological trail of the children of Abraham, the first properly constituted family and finds that like all families, their story is structured by wishes and fears. In Isaac and Jacob's relationship we see all the complexities of love, power, desire that make them quintessentially human.
The inimitable Jenny Diski tells this ancient story anew, with the deliciously subversive wit and intelligence readers have come to expect from this wonderfully surprising writer.

After These Things Reviews

Jenny Diski is among this country's funniest and most intelligent writers ... Soap-opera gripping ... this is a brilliantly accomplished book. Read it now, and then force it on people you like * Waterstone's Books Quarterly *
Seizes the story of Jacob and Esau by the throat and subjects it to an energetic process of what one is tempted to call energetic rehydration. She takes the desiccated fragments of those texts and drops them into her own fluid imagination, where they bloo * Sunday Telegraph *
Guardian * 'Diski brings a skilled novelist's technique to the story telling' *

About Jenny Diski

Jenny Diski is the author of eight novels and two memoirs: SKATING TO ANTARCTICA and STRANGER ON A TRAIN. She lives in Cambridge.

Additional information

GOR001915362
9781844080151
1844080153
After These Things by Jenny Diski
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2005-02-03
224
N/A
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