JACOB’S ROD (novel) 2016

writer roman Centauri Jákob botja Magvető Kiadó Jack London

Finding love and adventure
in the footsteps of Jack London
San Francisco in the 1890s. A young man has had enough of the oppressive world of the family household and a society that off ers little to him, and chooses a life of adventure and experience. Wandering around on land and sea, encountering love and passion, he fi nally grows into an adult. This novel invites the reader to join the protagonist on a magic journey to the unpredictable landscapes of human nature. It is a kaleidoscope-like narrative that can be read as a Bildungsroman, a novel of adventure, or a love story. Though at times the events and characters evoke the life of Jack London, this book is not about the American writer but about how to become Jack London.

How to become Jack London

Literature with a Hungarian accent
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