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The Nine Lives of Jacob Fallada by Neil Randall

Genre:  Literary Fiction

Tour Dates: 20th - 26th August 2019

Publication Date: 20th August 2019

Formats available: Mobi, Epub and PDF

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 150

Types of post available: Reviews (preferred), guest post, Q&As and extracts

The Nine Lives of Jacob Fallada is the story of an outsider, a lonely, misunderstood young artist who chronicles all the unpleasant things that happen to him in life.


Abandoned by his parents, brought up be a tyrannical aunt, bullied at school, ostracized by the local community, nearly everyone Jacob comes into contact with takes an instant, (often) violent dislike towards him. Like Job from the bible, he is beaten and abused, manipulated and taken advantage of. Life, people, fate, circumstance force him deeper into his shell, deeper into the cocoon of his fledgling artistic work, where he records every significant event in sketches, paintings and short-form verse, documenting his own unique, eminently miserable human experience.


At heart, he longs for companionship, intimacy, love, but is dealt so many blows he is too scared to reach out to anybody. On the fringes of society, he devotes himself solely to his art. When his sketches, paintings and verse finally come to the attention of a local gallery owner, Jacob tragically dies and never gets to see his work receive the recognition it deserves.

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About Neil Randall

Neil Randall is the author of seven published novels and a collection of short stories. His work has been published in the UK, US, Australia and Canada

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