The lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz

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Stein and Day, Aug 1, 1973 - Fiction - 191 pages
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Review: Lion Of Boaz-Jachin And Jachin-Boaz (Bloomsbury Paperbacks)

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Lion? What lion? Extraordinary blend of quotidian life (in an enticingly anonymous country) with myth, magic and fable, all centred around a troubled father-son relationship. Read full review

Review: Lion Of Boaz-Jachin And Jachin-Boaz (Bloomsbury Paperbacks)

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Jachin-Boaz, a Jewish map maker, leaves his wife and son to find “a lion,” though they are extinct. He takes with him the “master map of everything” he was preparing for his son. The son follows after ... Read full review

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About the author (1973)

Russell Hoban is a novelist, educator, and writer of children's books. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 4, 1925. Hoban taught art in New York and Connecticut, and also worked as an advertising copywriter and a freelance illustrator before beginning his career as a writer. Hoban began publishing children's books in the late 1950s, including The Mouse and His Child. The book was adapted as an animated film in 1977. In 1973, Hoban published his first adult novel, The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz. Another novel was Ridley Walker, a futuristic story set after a nuclear holocaust. Hoban received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and the Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award for Ridley Walker.

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