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ISBN: 0595005187
ISBN13: 978-0595005185
Category: Literature
Author: Harvey Jacobs,Jacobs
Publisher: Writers Club Press (August 2000)
Pages: 412 pages
ePUB size: 1361 kb
FB2 size: 1226 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 583
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Thank You, Hazel Platt,is a warm, funny, well-written tale of a young Jewish boy growing up in post-World War II England, and enduring the trials and tribulations of adolescence and young adulthood. Harry Nathan, the narrator, struggles with many demons--his narrow-minded and often limited relatives, his overbearing mother and unhappy father,the restrictions of Orthodox Judaism, his attraction to gentile women and his ultimate marriage to one. The narrative moves along at a sprightly pace, peppered with many comic anecdotes. Harry Nathan tries on many identities and grows in stature as a character as the novel continues, and by the end, he is well on his way to understanding who he is in relation to who he was. Does he succeed in overcoming the limitations of his background and transforming himself? The end will leave you wondering.
I have just started reading Jacobs and he isn't that easy to find. I've read American Goliath and this and I'm hunting for more. This is another wonderful book. He is a warm-hearted, funny, universal writer with a keen and I suppose very Jewish sense of humor. I'm not Jewish, but I guess my sense of humor is. Wonderful reading. Now I'm looking for The Egg of the Glak, his short story collection.
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A great cast of characters you love and love to hate, especially the acerbic Aunt Miriam and the bumbling Uncle Benny. But what I enjoyed most of all was the author's ability to take what are obviously crippling and painful situations and diffuse them with just the right touch of humor. The book brought tears of sadness and joy to my eyes. Thank you, Harvey Jacobs.