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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 06/02/2009
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Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up, defying and eventually being cast out of his community, he could not find his way to a life in which he wasn't locked in a daily struggle with Him. Foreskin's Lament is a rich and fascinating portrait of a man grappling with his faith, his family and his community.

`Bracing and witty . . . Never, frankly, can there have been a more blasphemous book . . . Foreskin's Lament somehow expresses the ideas of Richard Dawkins in the tone of David Sedaris. You can read it for the humour, you can read it as reportage into a secretive and bizarre world, you can read it as a personal tale of triumph over adversity, or you can just read it for the misery. It doesn't really matter. But do read it' William Sutcliffe, Independent on Sunday

`One of the funniest books I've ever read, killingly so' Hilary Spurling, Observer

`Exceptional . . . very, very funny' Time Out

`Painfully poignant and hilariously noir' Jewish Chronicle

`By turns hilarious and devastating . . . Few books are laugh-out-loud funny. This one is' Naomi Alderman, Sunday Times

`America's hottest, funniest, most controversial young Jewish memoirist . . . blackly hilarious, groundbreaking' The Times

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330453547
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 18 mm

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“Foreskin's Lament”

Foreskin's Lament is definately worth a read if you're looking for a hilarious memoir that is off the beaten track.

Looking into the secretive and puzzling world of his strict Orthodox Jewish upbringing -... More

Paperback edition
24th March 2010
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“Foreskin's Lament”

In many ways this is a familiar story - a Jew brought up in a very orthodox household who rebels and strays, but ultimately comes to a grudging accommodation with his religion. Auslander invests the tale with wit,... More

Paperback edition
8th July 2009
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“Foreskin's Lament”

A page-turner that offers a new perspective on religion and belief. Shalom Auslander is a religious man, he has a strong believe in God, he just doesn't like Him very much. This is an idea too rarely written... More

Paperback edition
16th April 2014
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