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Julian Treslove, a healthy, obsessive 49 year old man and failure in professional life, is mugged one night on a busy London street…by a woman.
While the plot of The Finkler Question may at first seem slightly unfocused, the text often brooding and ruminative, Jacobson’s work is deceptively consistent in its fixation on the thematic question at its core – What does it mean to be Jewish in contemporary England?
This study guide contains a novel summary, a discussion of the novel's themes and characters and a set of study questions for use as the basis of classroom discussions or as ideas for essay topics. The guide works nicely as an anchor for student literature circles and student-driven novel study.