Bernard Kops will be launching his acclaimed new novel The Odyssey of Samuel Glass at the Jewish Museum in Camden Town, on Sunday June 17th at 3pm
With readings by actor Stephen Reif
www.jewishmuseum.org.uk tel 7284 7384 128-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB
Reviews of The Odyssey
Mark Lawson Front Row BBC Radio4 ” Watch out for an appearance by Anne Frank, one of the historic figures met by a Jewish teenager who achieves time travel in Bernard Kops new novel The Odyssey of Samuel Glass.”
Jewish Chronicle “Set in Muswell Hill and Hoop lane as well as in 19th century Russia with a rabbinical guide and the ghost of Anne Frank. If that’s not the recipe for a perfect Jewish coming-of-age novel, what is? (Yes, of course there is chicken soup as well.).Samuel Glass is 17 and can hardly open his mouth without uttering a literary quotation much like the polyglot hero of Jack Rosenthal’s Barmitzvah Boy and just as engaging. Unable to get over his father’s death, Samuel travels back in time to search for the meaning of life, as you do. For all ages, teen to grandparents.
Michael Kustow “Kops cooks up a coming-of-age journey from Muswell Hill to ancestral Russia and back, studded with jokes, desire, Jewish food, actors, a magical rabbi and music of the spheres. A serious tale that defies gravity.”