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THE J-WORD

The J-Word, by Andrew Sanger (ISBN-13:9780955820151; ISBN-10:0955820154)

 

 
 

 
 

Andrew Sanger discussed The J-Word at Hampstead & Highgate Literary Festival on 14 September 2009

 
Andrew Sanger was interviewed about The J-Word at Jewish Book Week 2009
 
Andrew Sanger is guest contributor at Jewish literary blog My Machberet
 
   

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“A beautiful, thoughtful portrait of the anxieties and paradoxes of modern Jewish life.”

 – Linda Grant
(author - We Had It So Good; When I Lived In Modern Times; etc) - Linda Grant website



“Moving, funny and uplifting... one of the most interesting, charming and well-written novels about being Jewish and English ever.”

 – Amanda Craig
(author - Hearts & Minds, etc) - Amanda Craig website



“A charming tale... a delightful read. A vivid picture of the perplexing muddle that is the capital’s Jewish population today.”

 – Jewish Chronicle
Read full review online



“For an exploration of Jewish identity, I strongly recommend Andrew Sanger's novel The J-Word.”

 – Ruth Gledhill, The Times
Comment in news article about JFS legal case -
Full article available online



“The most fantastic novel I've read for many a year. I strongly recommend it. When I got to the end I turned back to page one and read it again. It was just as good second time round.”

 – Chas Newkey-Burden, oyvagoy.com
Read full review online



“[The] long-sustained quest to become truly “English” and fully assimilated is a situation quite familiar to readers of Jewish-American literature. But the book also reflects newer aspects of Jewish contemporary experience that cannot fail to resonate in an American reader just as they might in an English one.”

 – Erika Dreifus
(author - Quiet Americans, etc) - Erika Dreifus website
Read full review online



“Every so often one comes across a book...that inspires introspection. The J-Word is a reminder that... there is something deeply ingrained in Jewish identity that connects us all.”

 – Jewish Book Council, New York
Read PDF of full review. Published September, 2009



“A fascinating exposure of the vagaries of Jewish identity and its impact on individual lives. A considerable achievement.”

 – Hampstead & Highgate Express
Read PDF of full review. Published June 11, 2009
(NB: Review spans page fold and is headed: "Debut's impressive stroll around the Jewish north")



“Fast-moving and thought-provoking. A thrilling read.”

Canada Post
Canada Post website - review no longer online



“A remarkably accomplished debut from a talented writer.”

 – Modern British Fiction, suite101.com
Read full review online



“Paradoxes are integral to The J-Word, the accomplished first novel of travel writer Andrew Sanger, which brings to life the vagaries of Jewish identity against a vivid north-west London backdrop.”

 – AJR Journal
Journal of the Association of Jewish Refugees in Great Britain - this review in Aug 2009 issue is not online



“Witty, plausible, keeps you guessing to the end... a really good read.”

 – Wessex Jewish News
This review in Rosh Hashanah 2009 edition is not online


 

 

 

“Did I say I was Jewish? I should be Jewish all of a sudden?”
  Argumentative, Yiddish-speaking, 80-year-old Jack Silver has reluctantly returned to Golders Green to care for his 10-year-old grandson, Danny.

 
Unpredictable and outspoken but warm-hearted, Jack is resolutely secular and repudiates everything Jewish.
 
His profoundly troubled son, a successful journalist, has followed in his footsteps, while the brilliant young Danny has been kept in ignorance of his Jewish heritage.
 
When Jack is beaten up by an antisemitic gang, it changes everything. He and Danny secretly set out to outwit and track down the thugs and bring them to justice.
 
The hunt takes Jack into memories of his own childhood and the two unlikely heroes discover a shared identity spanning generations that eventually draws the whole family together.

       The J-Word, by Andrew Sanger (Focus Books, 2018) ISBN:9780955820151

 

 

The J-Word [© worldwide] Andrew Sanger
FROM JAN 2018 - PAPERBACK EDITION PUBLISHED BY SNOWBOOKS NO LONGER IN PRINT.
FROM OCT 2018 - SECOND PAPERBACK EDITION PUBLISHED BY FOCUS BOOKS.
Focus Books price: UK£9.99 / US$14.95. ISBN: 9780955820151.
Publication date: 11 October 2018.
Focus Books paperback: 286 pages (105,000 words) Perfect bound.
Snowbooks Kindle Edition is still available: published 1 December 2011. 



About Andrew Sanger

 

Andrew Sanger is an award-winning freelance journalist and travel writer who has lived and worked in several countries, including Greece, India, the USA and the Languedoc region of southern France. A native Londoner, he now lives in the New Forest, on England's south coast.
  Andrew has contributed to a wide spectrum of print and online publications, including most UK national newspapers and many popular magazines. In addition, Andrew has written some forty travel guides, especially on France, Ireland, Belgium, the Canary Islands and Israel, with his most recent guidebooks (to Normandy) published in 2013.
  In 2013, he published a second novel, The Slave, dealing with slavery and human trafficking, and in 2015, his third, Love. a story of the hippy years. He has since been working on a fourth novel, about a woman at the end of her life.

Andrew Sanger website - Contact Andrew Sanger by clicking here
 


Other editions of The J-Word

First edition: Snowbooks published a paperback edition of The J-Word in January 2009.
 
From January 2018, the Snowbooks paperback edition of The J-Word is out of print.
Used copies are available on Amazon.

E-book: Snowbooks have retained the electronic publication rights.
The 2011 Snowbooks electronic edition of The J-Word

is still available as a Kindle e-book.

The Snowbooks edition

 

 

 
             

 

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