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The lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz

Author: Russell Hoban
Publisher: London : J. Cape, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this, his first novel, Russell Hoban writes of a time in which there are no lions any more. Middle-aged Jachin-Boaz the map-seller leaves his wife, taking with him the map that was to give his son a start in life. The boy performs rites at the palace of a long-dead king, and far away the father wakes one morning to find a lion waiting for him in the street. Painful, funny, vivid with the desperate detail of life,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Bildungsromans
Fables
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoban, Russell.
Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz.
London, J. Cape [1973]
(OCoLC)561138020
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Hoban
ISBN: 0224008315 9780224008310
OCLC Number: 703668
Description: 191 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Russell Hoban.

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In this, his first novel, Russell Hoban writes of a time in which there are no lions any more. Middle-aged Jachin-Boaz the map-seller leaves his wife, taking with him the map that was to give his son a start in life. The boy performs rites at the palace of a long-dead king, and far away the father wakes one morning to find a lion waiting for him in the street. Painful, funny, vivid with the desperate detail of life, this book goes beyond the ordinary range of experience.

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