In 1987, 20-year-old student J.S. Margot responded to a job advertisement from an Orthodox Jewish couple in Antwerp to tutor their four children.
This is the story of her extraordinary friendship with the family. Full of misunderstandings and unexpected connections, Mazel Tov is a provocative and disarmingly honest memoir of navigating clashing cultures and unusual friendships – and of how, where adults build walls, sometimes only children can dissolve them.
J.S. Margot is a journalist and freelance writer based in Antwerp. Mazel Tov is her first book to be translated into English.
Justine Solomons is the founder and Director of Byte The Book.