In short, I loved this book and, though my favorite book on the shortlist was In a Strange Room, I was thrilled when it was announced as the winner last night. I began it warily the day the shortlist was announced. Well, any wariness wore off quickly. The first few pages were incredibly funny to me. Jacobson certainly connected with me and, with superb stlye, made me laugh and shudder throughout.
So it is funny and sad as it examines loss and grief, but it is also very timely. Its looks at religious identity in modern society are important, and Jacobson has a flury of perspectives from which he presents this material.
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