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A Song of Ilan

Forthcoming early 2015 from Jaded Ibis Productions with music by Shlomi Lavie.

“Jacob Paul’s A Song of Ilan is tour de force of structural experiment that leaves not a thread untied and moves from beginning to end with a mesmerizing if not say horrifying fatality. Ilan, once an Israeli soldier, shot a suicide bomber to death in a cafe; ten years later, alcoholic, spiritually paralyzed, he turns himself into a suicide bomber, haunting the New York subway system with explosives under his coat, the only truth he knows, the only way to God. A spectacular book, beautiful in its rhymes, daunting in its ethical interrogation.”

~Douglas Glover, author of Elle and Savage Love

Home for an Hour

December Book Signings:

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Recent Articles & Essays

Beautiful Soul: An American Elegy, on Fiction Writers Review: my review of Joshua Corey’s excellent debut novel.

“Slouching Past Totality; Or, What a Post-Postmodern Holocaust Novel Might Be.” This is the third of my essays dealing with questions of representation and of what might come after Postmodernism. It’s about ethics and agency and representation and how we might say what we say if we say anything at all.

“Columbus Day: Mimesis Is Thievery.” This is the second of my essays dealing with questions of representation. It’s a personal essay about my sixth birthday, which fell on Columbus Day. It’s also where I suggest a theory of mimesis based around replacement