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Jakob the Liar (1969) [Novel]
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Summary :

One of the most remarkable novels of the Holocaust ever written, Jakob the Liar is a tale of everyday heroism and the extraordinary power of illusion. Set in an unnamed German-occupied ghetto, the story centers on its inlikely hero, Jakob Heym, who accidentally overhears news of vital importance: the Russians are advancing on a city three hundred miles away. As Jakob's tidings rekindle hope and the promise of liberation, he feels compelled to elaborate. Forming a protective bond with a young orphan girls, Jakob become caught in his own web of optimistic lies.

Original title: Jakob der Lügner
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War IIHolocaust

Edition #1: Jakob the Liar

Jakob the Liar (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Leila Vennewitz
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Manifested in:

Jakob the Liar (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Plume (Penguin)
ISBN: 0452281709
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 244

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