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Shtum: A funny and uplifting story of families and love by [Jem Lester]

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Angry and fiercely funny . . . an unforgettable first novel - THE TIMES

A darker, sadder version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, but just as moving - THE OBSERVER

This is the literary territory of Tony Parsons and Nick Hornby, infused with the Jewish humour of Howard Jacobson and Shalom Auslander - GUARDIAN

Jem Lester writes so beautifully, it feels as if you're eavesdropping on a conversation. Shtum is a book with true heart and soul, and I loved every word --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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Jem Lester was a journalist for nine years and saw the Berlin Wall fall in 1989 - and though there, he denies personal responsibility. He was also the last journalist to interview the legendary Fred Zinnemann, before the director died. He denies responsibility for that too. He taught English and Media studies at secondary schools for nine years. Jem has two children, one of whom is profoundly autistic, and for them he accepts total responsibility. He lives in London with his partner and her two children.

Jem's first novel, Shtum, won the 2013 PFD/City University Prize for Fiction.

Follow Jem on Twitter @JemLester --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0119Q17ZK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orion; 1st edition (7 April 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1606 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
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