• by Howard Jacobson
  • Narrated by Adjoa Andoh, Colin Mace
  • 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A profound, darkly comedic parable set in a future where collective memory has vanished following a historic catastrophe, and one young couple's love affair could have shattering consequences for the human race. In a world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or visited;,J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and terrifying. After the devastation of WHAT HAPPENED, IF IT HAPPENED, all that should remain is peace and prosperity. Everyone knows his or her place; all actions are out in the open. But Esme Nussbaum has seen the distorted realities, the fissures that have only widened in the 20-plus years since she was forced to resign from her position at the monitor of the Public Mood. Now, Esme finds something strange and special developing in a romance between Ailinn Solomons and Kevern Cohen. As this unusual pair's actions draw them into ever-increasing danger, Esme realizes she must do everything in her power to keep them together - whatever the cost.


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Customer Reviews

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big struggle, wouldn't recommend. If you like tragedies go and read a healthy dose of Shakespeare or Miller. If you like the satire, I suggest twain.
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- stephen


this was difficult to start but completely worth it. very thought provoking. narration was terrific and made tale visual.
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- deanna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-16-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books