Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz
Russell Hoban

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Narrated By: Matt Addis

Duration: 6 hours and 25 minutes

What to expect

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'I have gone to look for a lion.' In a world where lions have become extinct, the map-maker Jachin-Boaz nevertheless abandons his wife and son to find one, leaving just this note. But his decision has unexpected consequences. He will be pursued by his son, Boaz-Jachin, and by something else: a tawny-skinned, amber-eyed beast from another place and time, a bringer of life and death.

'Magic at work ... Funny as well as beautiful' Irish Times

'Hoban is unclassifiable, thank goodness. His narrative is so minutely and compellingly realistic that after a time you cease to notice that he has stood reality on its head' Sunday Times

'A piece of invention as original as any of Tolkien's or C.S. Lewis's' New Statesman

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Genre

Magical realism, Modern and contemporary fiction, Classic science fiction

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Magic at work ... Funny as well as beautiful.

Irish Times

Amazingly, the mythology is sustained in totally modern terms, desolate, comic and urban.

Time Out

A piece of invention as original as any of Tolkien's or C.S. Lewis's.

New Statesman

Worth rejoicing in ... a banquet of whimsical delights. Each Russell Hoban book is surprising ... but you also know what you're getting, which is curiosity, wonder and a world-encompassing empathy.

The Guardian

Mr. Hoban is unclassifiable, thank goodness. His narrative is so minutely and compellingly realistic that after a time you cease to notice that he has stood reality on its head.