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Day of Atonement

(1998)
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Ingredients: It is the early Sixties. Down the side of a dilapidated synagogue in North-west London, a great partnership is born. Apart, Mal Jones and Solly Princeton are two teenage no-hopers scrabbling about in the dirt. Together they are dynamite: a world-beating team who turn a company selling chicken-soup machines to the Jewish mothers of Edgware into an international hotel and leisure empire.

But success is never simple. Before long pressures draw them away from the comforts of their roots. They find themselves cutting corners, taking risks and breaking the law. Finally Mal has to confront his life, his friendship with Solly and where their very different ambitions have led them.

Thirty-five years later as sunset ushers in the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, Mal, his fortune gone, picks over the ruins of his past with his niece, Natasha. He tells her the story of the Sinai Corporation, of his best friend and business partner, Solly, and at last begins to ask himself: how far must you go before you lose faith in yourself?

Genre: General Fiction

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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Day of Atonement
Author(s): Jay Rayner
ISBN: 1-78292-516-3 / 978-1-78292-516-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Studio 28
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May 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: Day of Atonement
Author(s): Jay Rayner
ISBN: 0-552-99783-8 / 978-0-552-99783-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black Swan
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September 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Day of Atonement
Author(s): Jay Rayner
Publisher: Studio 28
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