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Tell Me How This Ends Well: A Novel

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Meet the Jacobson family members, each containing their hidden packet of mystery and mischief. In Tell Me How This Ends Well by David Samuel Levinson, mother Roz lies on her deathbed as Jacob, Mo, and Edith hatch a plot to off their unarguably horrible father, Julian. The Jewish family meets for Passover, irony in and of itself, where the increasingly estranged family attempts to handle being under the same roof. Their family turmoil adds dramatic twists in the plot but so too does setting the novel in the slightly futuristic 2022; Levinson crafts a world filled with anti-Semitic hatred, which individually colors the experience of each family member.

Levinson handles the heavy subject matter of racism and familial dysfunction with satire and witty quips sprinkled throughout so as not to dwell entirely on the deep subject matter. If anything, this novel made me think and imagine a world like this, a world filled with hatred, a world alarmingly close to the one we live in today and vastly different all at once. What made this novel worth the read for me wasn’t the sporadic humor or dark thematic arcs but the complex coexistence of familial and global issues and how this relationship mingles in the day-to-day lives of the Jacobson family.

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Author:
David Samuel Levinson
Star Count:
4/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
416 pages
Publisher:
Hogarth
Publish Date:
2017-Apr-04
ISBN:
9780451496881
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Issue:
August 2017
Category:
Humor/Fiction
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Publisher

Hogarth

Issue

August 2017

Publication Date

2017-Apr-04

Format

Hard

Page Count

416 pages

Star Count

4

Book Author

David Samuel Levinson

ASIN

451496884

ISBN

9780451496881

“Tell Me How This Ends Well: A Novel”

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