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Fools

Joan Silber

RRP: £9.99

1 September 2022

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781838956615

RRP: £7.99

1 September 2022

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781838956622

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

When is it wise to be a fool for something? From New York to India to Paris, from the Catholic Worker movement to Occupy Wall Street, the characters in Joan Silber’s dazzling connected stories tackle this question head-on.

Vera, the shy, anarchist daughter of missionary parents, leaves her family for love and activism in New York. A generation later, her doubting daughter insists on the truth of being of two minds, even in marriage. The adulterous son of a Florida hotel owner steals money from his family and departs for Paris, where he finds himself outsmarted in turn. Fools ponders the circle of winners and losers, dupers and duped, and the price we pay for our beliefs, offering readers an unforgettable look at work, faith, love and the eternal quest for personal integrity.

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