Joshua Cohen (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
Cultures collide in this ambitious novel, exploring the lives of men seeking a place within foreign lands. After completing a stint of military service for the Israeli Defence Forces, Yoav and Uri head to America, working for King’s Moving – a firm run by a relation of Yoav. Here they discover the confines and difficulties faced with the language, race, faith and class barriers.
The vivid character portrayals and scenes are set with such detail and relayed effectively, interlinking the events in each of the characters’ lives.
Named as one of Granta’s 2017 best young American novelists, Joshua Cohen delves into the cultural differences and the consequences faced by certain actions. Although difficult to follow at times, overall a gritty, thought-provoking and enthralling read.
Price: £12.99. Info: www.fitzcarraldoeditions.com (RH)