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  • Catch-22by Joseph Heller; Howard Jacobson

    Random House 2011; US$ 8.72

    Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron off the coast of Italy, Catch-22 is the story of a bombardier named Yossarian who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he has never even met keep trying to kill him. more...

  • Kalooki Nightsby Howard Jacobson

    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...

  • The Making of Henryby Howard Jacobson

    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...

  • The Act of Loveby Howard Jacobson

    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...

  • Coming From Behindby Howard Jacobson

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.08

    Sefton Goldberg: mid-thirties, English teacher at Wrottesley Poly in the West Midlands; small, sweaty, lustful, defiantly unappreciative of beer, nature and organised games; gnawingly aware of being an urban Jew islanded in a sea of country-loving Anglo-Saxons. Obsessed by failure - morbidly, in his own case, gloatingly, in that of his contemporaries... more...

  • Peeping Tomby Howard Jacobson

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.08

    Barney Fugleman has two major preoccupations in life: sex and literature. He is obsessed by the life and work of a man hailed by many as a genius of the nineteenth century - and by Barney as a 'prurient little Victorian ratbag'. This curious propulsion drives him out of Finchley, and out of the life he shares with Sharon and her 'rampant... more...

  • The Act of Loveby Howard Jacobson

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.08

    No man has ever loved a woman and not imagined her in the arms of someone else. Felix Quinn calls himself a happy man. He owns one of London's oldest antiquarian bookshops. He is married to and adores the beautiful Marisa. But a childhood experience has taught him that loss is intrinsic to love, and Felix realises that he can only... more...

  • Kalooki Nightsby Howard Jacobson

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.08

    Life should have been sunny for Max Glickman, growing up in Crumpsall Park in peacetime, with his mother's glamorous card evenings to look forward to, and photographs of his father's favourite boxers on the walls. But other voices whisper seductively to him of Buchenwald, extermination, and the impossibility of forgetting. Fixated on the... more...

  • The Making Of Henryby Howard Jacobson

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.08

    One day, out of the blue, Henry Nagel inherits a sumptuous apartment in St John's Wood. Divine intervention? Or his late father's love nest? Henry doesn't know, but he is glad to escape the North. After nearly sixty years of angry disappointment, Henry's life is about to change. Not that the ghosts of Henry's past are prepared to disappear... more...

  • The Mighty Walzerby Howard Jacobson

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.08

    From the beginning Oliver Walzer is a natural - at ping-pong. Even with his improvised bat (the Collins Classic edition of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde ) he can chop, flick, half-volley like a champion. At sex he is not so adept, but with tuition from Sheeny Waxman, fellow member of the Akiva Social Club Table Tennis Team and stalwart of the Kardomah coffee... more...