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Live a little, Howard Jacobson

Label
Live a little
Title
Live a little
Statement of responsibility
Howard Jacobson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A wickedly observed novel about falling in love at the end of your life, by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Finkler Question. At the age of ninety-something, Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything -- including her own children. She spends her days stitching morbid samplers and tormenting her two long-suffering carers, Nastya and Euphoria, with tangled stories of her husbands and love affairs. Shimi Carmelli can do up his own buttons, walks without the aid of a frame and speaks without spitting. Among the widows of North London, he's whispered about as the last of the eligible bachelors. Unlike Beryl, he forgets nothing -- especially not the shame of a childhood incident that has hung over him like an oppressive cloud ever since. There's very little life remaining for either of them, but perhaps just enough to heal some of the hurt inflicted along the way, and find new meaning in what's left. Told with Jacobson's trademark wit and style, Live a Little is in equal parts funny, irreverent and tender -- a novel to make you consider all the paths not taken, and whether you could still change course
Cataloging source
S3O
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobson, Howard
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Widows
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
Live a little, Howard Jacobson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
23237450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781787331440
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019024728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Live a little, Howard Jacobson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
23237450
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781787331440
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019024728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

    • Ruth Faulkner Public Library - City of BelmontBorrow it
      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
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