The the Instructions: 13th Anniversary Bar Mitzvah Edition

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The the Instructions: 13th Anniversary Bar Mitzvah Edition

By  Adam Levin
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Beginning with a chance encounter with the beautiful Eliza June Watermark and ending, four days and 900 pages later, with the Events of November 17, this is the story of Gurion Maccabee, age ten: a lover, a fighter, a scholar, and a truly spectacular talker. Ejected from three Jewish day schools for acts of violence and messianic tendencies, Gurion ends up in the Cage, a special lockdown program for the most hopeless cases of Aptakisic Junior High. Separated from his scholarly followers, Gurion becomes a leader of a very different sort, with righteous aims building to a revolution of troubling intensity. The Instructions is an absolutely singular work of fiction by an important new talent. Adam Levin has shaped a world driven equally by moral fervor and slapstick comedy--a novel that is muscular and verbose, troubling and empathetic, monumental, breakneck, romantic, and unforgettable. Thirteen years after its original publication, McSweeney's is releasing this special, two paperback edition of Levin's beloved novel which continues to find new readers each year.


Adam Levin is the author of the novels The Instructions and Bubblegum, as well as the story collection, Hot Pink. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and Playboy. He has been a New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award winner, a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a National Jewish Book Award finalist. A long-time Chicagoan, he currently lives in Gainesville, Florida. His latest novel is Mount Chicago.

ISBN: 9781952119736

ISBN-10: 9781952119736

Publisher: McSweeney's

Publication Date: 04/23/2024 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/23/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 1026

Language: English

Categories

Literary

Psychological

Jewish