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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99
Novelist Guy Ableman is in thrall to his vivacious wife Vanessa, beautiful but contrary, highly strung and blazingly angry. The trouble is, he is no less in thrall to her alluring mother, Poppy. Their provocative presence fills Guy's head with stories so wild he can't concentrate to write them. Not that anyone reads anymore, anyway. Reading, Guy fears,... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 25.85
Shortlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize Shortlisted for the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize Set in the future - a world where the past is a dangerous country, not to be talked about or visited - J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and terrifying. Howard Jacobson, one of Britain?s greatest novelists and winner... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.00
Finalist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize ? J is a snarling, effervescent, and ambitious philosophical work of fiction that poses unsettling questions about our sense of history, and our self-satisfied orthodoxies. Jacobson?s triumph is to craft a novel that is poignant as well as troubling from the debris.? ? Independent (UK) Man Booker Prize?winner... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 12.69
Max Glickman, a Jewish cartoonist whose seminal work is a comic history titled Five Thousand Years of Bitterness , recalls his childhood in a British suburb in the 1950s. Growing up, Max is surrounded by Jews, each with an entirely different and outspoken view on what it means to be Jewish. His mother, incessantly preoccupied with a card game called... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
Man Booker Prize?Winning Author of THE FINKLER QUESTION Swathed in his kimono, drinking tea from his samovar, Henry Nagle is temperamentally opposed to life in the 21st century. Preferring not to contemplate the great intellectual and worldly success of his best boyhood friend, he argues constantly with his father, an upholsterer turned fire-eater?and... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 21.99
In a stunning follow-up to his much-heralded masterpiece, Kalooki Nights , acclaimed author Howard Jacobson has turned his mordant and uncanny sights on Felix Quinn, a rare-book dealer living in London, whose wife Marisa is unfaithful to him. All husbands, Felix maintains, secretly want their wives to be unfaithful to them. Felix hasn't always... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 10.99
Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular former BBC radio producer, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer and television personality, are old school friends. Despite very different lives, they've never quite lost touch with each other - or with their former teacher, Libor Sevcik. Both Libor and Finkler are recently widowed,... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99
On what he calls ‘the adventure of his life', Howard Jacobson travels around Australia, never entirely sure where he is heading next or whether he has the courage to tackle the wild life of the bush, the wild men of the outback, or the even wilder women of the seaboard cities. In pursuit of the best of Australian good times, he joins revelers... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99
It takes a particular kind of man to want an embroidered polo player astride his left nipple. Occasionally, when I am tired and emotional, or consumed with self-dislike, I try to imagine myself as someone else, a wearer of Yarmouth shirts and fleecy sweats, of windbreakers and rugged Tyler shorts, of baseball caps with polo players where the section... more...