Mar 13 2015
Jacob Paul: A Song of Ilan

Jacob Paul: A Song of Ilan

Presented by The King's English Bookshop at The King's English Bookshop

Meet author Jacob Paul for a reading and signing of his new novel, A Song of Ilan.

A Song of Ilan is the anti-love story of two Americanized Israelis, one of whom, Ilan, once prevented a suicide bombing by shooting a Palestinian woman. Over the course of the novel, Ilan becomes a suicide bomber himself. The other protagonist, Yedit, orphaned by the Arab-Israeli conflict, is a secular exegetist who has published a translation of the Psalms that makes belief in God distasteful if not impossible. The novel mirrors the search for narrative and meaning in text with the search for purpose and direction in religion. Ilan's metamorphosis into a terrorist provides an answer both to his questions about God and to the outcome of a cohesive narrative.

Admission Info

Free Admission

Dates & Times

2015/03/13 - 2015/03/13

Location Info

The King's English Bookshop

1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105