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The English Disease

by Joseph Skibell

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Obsessed to a fault with the interior life of an unlikeable character, far more self-absorbed than the gold miner in The Colour, embedded in a nearly plotless narrative preoccupied with the plight of the Jews. The author tries to express himself with the sort of intellectual virtuosity & humor that characterizes Tom Robbins's novels, but his ponderous, self-absorbed prose gets tiresome pretty quickly. ( )
  mbergman | Nov 9, 2007 |
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Feeling guilty after marrying a gentile and raising a non-Jewish child, Belski struggles with the judgments of others while trying to come to terms with his feelings, his identity, and the meaninglessness of modern life.

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