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Jacob the Liar

(1990)
A novel by

 
 
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 an unlikely hero, Jakob Heym, who accidentally overhears news of vital importance: The Russians are advancing on a city 300 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 girl, Jakob becomes caught in his own web of optimistic lies.

Awarded Germany's prestigious Heinrich Mann Prize for fiction and in a new translation by Leila Vennewitz, Jakob the Liar is a masterpiece of Kafkaesque comedy which unfolds with the impact of a timeless folk legend.

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Hardback Editions

February 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Jacob the Liar
Author(s): Jurek Becker
ISBN: 1-55970-315-6 / 978-1-55970-315-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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August 1991 : USA Hardback

Title: Jakob the Liar
Author(s): Jurek Becker
ISBN: 0-8052-4097-7 / 978-0-8052-4097-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Schocken Books
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1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: Jacob the liar
Author(s): Jurek Becker
ISBN: 0-15-145975-4 / 978-0-15-145975-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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April 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Jakob the Liar (Picador Books)
Author(s): Jurek Becker
ISBN: 0-330-30447-X / 978-0-330-30447-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

June 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jacob the Liar
Author(s): Jurek Becker
ISBN: 1-61145-786-6 / 978-1-61145-786-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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April 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jacob the Liar
Author(s): Jurek Becker
ISBN: 1-61145-084-5 / 978-1-61145-084-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade
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September 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jacob the Liar
Author(s): Jurek Becker
ISBN: 0-452-28170-9 / 978-0-452-28170-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dummy Penguin list for Waterstones
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October 1997 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Jacob the Liar
Author(s): Jurek Becker, Leila Vennewitz
ISBN: 0-452-27903-8 / 978-0-452-27903-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 1997 : USA Paperback

Title: Jacob the Liar
Author(s): Jurek Becker
ISBN: 1-55970-374-1 / 978-1-55970-374-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Pub
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Audio Editions

March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Jacob the Liar
Author(s): Jurek Becker, Leila Vennewitz (translator)
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

February 1996 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Jacob The Liar
Author(s): Jurek Becker
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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