Martin S. Cohen

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Heads You Lose is the latest novel by crimewriter (and rabbi) Martin S. Cohen. We’re on the road with Saul Jacobson as he treks across Western Canada with a sullen teenaged hitchhiker. Part maccabre crime tale, part coming-of-age chronicle, Heads You Lose is also a very humourous road story with a biblical perspective. Ultimately the redemptive power of love and the meaning of friendship are celebrated in this most unusual story. Highly recommended both for readers interested in the way love can bloom in the least likely soil and for fans of Biblical decapitation tales.

Author and rabbi Martin Samuel Cohen hails originally from New York but now resides with his family in Santa Barbara, California. For many years a rabbi in Richmond, BC, Martin Cohen is the author of several volumes on religious life as well as three previous crime novels: Light from the Dead Stars, The Truth About Marvin Kalish, and The Sword of Goliath. He has a Ph.D. in the history of ancient Judaism and has been a post-doctoral fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Harvard University. Although a traditionalist in matters of Jewish faith, he has a lively irreverent sense of humour.

ISBN 1-896860-93-1
328 pages
6 x 9
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