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A major literary debut, an epic tale of love, failure, and unexpected faith set in New York, Amsterdam, and Las Vegas

The modern-day Jonah at the center of Joshua Max Feldman’s brilliantly conceived retelling of the book of Jonah is a young Manhattan lawyer named Jonah Jacobstein. He’s a lucky man: healthy and handsome, with two beautiful women ready to spend the rest of their lives with him and an enormously successful career that gets more promising by the minute. He’s celebrating a deal that will surely make him partner when a bizarre, unexpected biblical vision at a party changes everything. Hard as he tries to forget what he saw, this disturbing sign is only the first of many Jonah will witness, and before long his life is unrecognizable. Though this perhaps divine intervention will be responsible for more than one irreversible loss in Jonah’s life, it will also cross his path with that of Judith Bulbrook, an intense, breathtakingly intelligent woman who’s no stranger to loss herself. As this funny and bold novel moves to Amsterdam and then Las Vegas, Feldman examines the way we live now while asking an age-old question: How do you know if you’re chosen?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It is rare that a novel juxtaposes the contemporary world and the biblical one in such dramatic fashion.The Book of Jonah is a compelling read, a clever deconstruction of modern life as reflected in an ancient and timeless lens.”

    Adam Verghese, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The storytelling, infused with energy throughout, gathers momentum and culminates in an enigmatic, unexpected ending…The risk-taking and sheer weirdness of The Book of Jonah is worth applauding.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A beguiling first novel…Feldman gives ample proof that he can write about well-dressed New Yorkers with the same prickly wit that Claire Messud offered in The Emperor’s Children…His satire lacks that astringent bitterness that can make some witty novels seem heartless. And his willingness to pose the big questions to the whirlwind makes for unusually thoughtful reading.”

    Washington Post

  • “David Pittu’s voice is perfectly pitched for the ambitious and conflicted young American everyman.”

    Chicago Tribune (audio review)

  • “An impressive experimentation with allegory and the antihero…Feldman transforms the archaic dichotomy of good-versus-evil into a profoundly contemporary rumination on the binary of evil and truth.”

    Jewish Book Council

  • “David Pittu is one of those expert narrators who disappear into a story…Pittu puts you inside Jonah, makes you feel what he feels, and as his life blows up, what he feels is shattering…It’s a bravura performance.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award, 2014
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