I recently finished reading a novel titled "
Why stifle the letter "J"?
To avoid accidentally pronouncing the word "Jew," a word no one in the novel ever utters even though every character has a Jewish surname, a name apparently taken on as an act of atonement for something terrible that happened - if it did happen - to the
Okay, that's enough of a hint at a plot spoiler, so I'll stop now except to say that I liked the novel enough to purchase a second one by Jacobson: The Finkler Question.
It won the 2010 Man Booker Prize for literature, so it comes with an imprimatur.