Boy's Own Manual to be Being a Proper Jew
When non-religious rebel Josh turns up at school, Yossi is asked to look after him, and while Yossi educates Josh on the ancient traditions of their race, Josh does some educating of his own. Through their relationship, Yossi learns to see the laws of Judaism in a very new light. But when he and Josh are caught kissing in the bathhouse, Yossi's life takes on a dramatic new turn, and he can ignore his new reality no longer. The Boy's Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew is full of heart and human blundering, as a family gradually learns to accept the parameters of its faith, and how to work around them.
Eli Glasman was born in the suburb of Caulfield in Melbourne, Australia to an orthodox Jewish family. He began writing at an early age and continued the practise throughout his schooling. At seventeen, he decided that orthodox life wasn't for him, and he enrolled in a creative writing degree at the University of Melbourne, where he completed Honours. The Boy's Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew is his first novel