Howard Jacobson


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    Fantasy

    May-2017

    Pussy is the story of Prince Fracassus, heir presumptive to the Duchy of Origen, famed for its golden-gated skyscrapers and casinos, who passes his boyhood watching reality shows on TV, imagining himself to be the Roman Emperor Nero, and fantasizing ...

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    Literary

    Feb-2016

    Man Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson brings his singular brilliance to this modern re-imagining of one of Shakespeare’s most unforgettable characters: Shylock   Winter, a cemetery, Shylock. In this provocative and profound interpretation of ...

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    Literary

    Oct-2014

    Man Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson’s brilliant and profound new novel, J, “invites comparison with George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World” (Sunday Times, London). Set in a world where collective memory has vanished an...

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    General Fiction

    Oct-2012

    Novelist Guy Ableman is in thrall to his vivacious wife Vanessa, a strikingly beautiful red-head, contrary, highly strung and blazingly angry. The trouble is, he is no less in thrall to her alluring mother, Poppy. More like sisters than mother and da...

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    Literary

    Oct-2011

    Frank Ritz is a television critic. His partner, Melissa Paul, is the author of pornographic novels for liberated women. He watches crap all day; she writes crap all day. It's a life. Or it was a life. Now they're fighting, locked in oral combat. He w...

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    Literary

    Oct-2010

    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 a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've nev...

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    General Fiction

    Mar-2009

    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 h...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-2007

    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 outsp...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-2004

    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 h...

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    General Fiction

    Jun-2000

    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 a natural, being shy and frightened of women, but with tu...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-1999

    Beyond believing that he is the reincarnation of a nineteenth-century novelist and insatiable voyeur, Barney Fugleman's penchant for perversity prompts him to play a passive role in a menage a trois of his own design...

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    General Fiction

    Apr-1992

    This is, in part the story of Cain and Abel, told from the point of view of Cain. It is also about the nature of family relationships and sibling rivalry and about Jewishness. Along the way the book makes observations about skin problems among angels...

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    General Fiction

    Jul-1987

    It was just my luck to get bitten by a Redback. 'There's no such thing as luck', Gunnar McMurphy used to say. 'You chose to sit where you sat. A bite is a transaction between two parties - A biter and a biteree. You sat in wait for that spider with e...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1984

    Sefton Goldberg, in his thirties, is trapped teaching English at Wrottesley Polytechnic College; he desperately wants the Disraeli Fellowship at Holy Christ Hall, Cambridge, but is also aware of his drawbacks as an urban Jew in a sea of Anglo-Saxons ...

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    General Fiction

    Feb-1983

    The Exagoge is a drama on the theme of the Jewish Exodus, written in Greek in the form of a Greek tragedy by a Jew living in Alexandria probably at some time during the second century BC. It survives in 269 lines - not isolated verses but forming sev...

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    General Fiction

    Marvin Kreitman, the luggage baron of South London, lives for sex. Or at least he lives for women. At present he loves four women--his mother, his wife Hazel, and his two daughters--and is in love with five more. Charlie Merriweather, on the other ha...

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