Fiction. Jewish Studies. Winegarden recounts episodes in the life of Jacob Winegarden, an agnostic Jewish professor of theoretical physics whose speciality is 'thought experimentation.' A burly, vague, distracted man, a fan of popular films such as Toy Story and Fantastic Voyage, Jacob is still forlornly infatuated with his enigmatic wife, Miriam. She brings him back to reality: he is in a world of his own, she says, but there are things that need doing in this one. Moving backwards and forwards in time, the book touches on different parts of Winegarden's life and thoughts, and tells a larger personal story of grief and survival, the ambivalence and persistence of love, and the meaning of being Jewish.
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Fiction. Anthony Ferner was professor of international human resource management at De Montfort University. He retired in 2014. He has published many works of non-fiction, mainly about the behaviour of multinational companies. His short story 'The Cat It Is That Dies' appeared in the anthology The Sea In Birmingham, Tindal Street Fiction Group, 2013. This story became the basis of WINEGARDEN (Holland Park Press, 2015) his debut novel. 'The tanks', was shortlisted for the Irish Times summer short story competition in 2014. He has been a member of the Tindal Street Fiction Group, based in Birmingham, since 2010. Author City: Leamington Spa UNK