OrchideBook - 2016
Jacob, an elderly Jew, has missed his best friend Christian all of his adult life. While tending his friend's grave, Jacob's reverie is interrupted when his son and his son's family arrive unannounced. After a tearful reunion, Jacob manages to vividly describe his love for his best friend, as well as Christian's love for his mother, who had died while Christian was still very young. Jacob has recorded in his diary in painful detail the events of their boyhood that led to Christian's death, and Jacob's eventual estrangement from his wife and family. After dinner, Jacob proceeds to read his diary to his family. The story thus unravels through the narration of the two boys' adventures interspersed with anecdotes - frequently of an allegorical nature - told by virtually all the characters, including the two protagonists.
Publisher: [United States] : Fast Print Publishing : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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