France

Arnon Grunberg

Lundis bleus (1999)
Douleur fantôme (2003)
L'Oiseau est malade (2006)
Le Messie juif (2007)
Le Bonheur attrapé par un singe (2008)
Tirza (2009)
Notre oncle (2011)
L'Homme sans maladie (2014)
Tout cru (2015)


Marek van der Jagt

L'Histoire de ma calvitie (2003)
Je suis monogame (2005)



 
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Le Messie juif



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ISBN 9782350870626
Publisher Éditions Héloïse d'Ormesson, Paris
Original title De joodse messias / Grote Jiddische roman (2004)
Year 2007
Country France
Language French
Translator Olivier Van Wersch-Cot

Description

The Jewish Messiah

Xavier Radek lives in Basel, Switserland and is a young man with a mission: he wants to know more about the suffering of the jews. He decides to comfort the ‘Enemies of happiness’.
Although his parents think this has to do with his puberty, he makes friends with Awromele, the son of a rabbi, who suggests he gets circumcised and takes Hebrew lessons. After the problematic circumcision Xavier is certain of his messianistic aspirations: he turns to painting and leaves with Awromele to Amsterdam where he gets rejected by the Rietveld Art Academy. Awromele gets a job at a supermarket. Soon they will go to Israel where Xavier will make it to president.
The universe of The Jewish Messiah is one of pain. All of its characters seem to search for one thing: salvation.


[ Éditions Héloïse d'Ormesson ]

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