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 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 Equal Parts Funny, Irreverent And Tender A Novel To Make You Consider All The Paths Not Taken, And Whether You Could Still Change Course.
Howard Jacobson was born in Manchester, England, and educated at Cambridge His many novels include The Mighty Walzerwinner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize , Who s Sorry Nowand Kalooki Nights both longlisted for the Man Booker Prize , and, most recently, The Act of Love Jacobson is also a respected critic and broadcaster, and writes a weekly column for the Independent He lives in London.Profile of Howard Jacobson inThe New York Times. The book s appeal to Jewish readers is obvious, but like all great Jewish art the paintings of Marc Chagall, the books of Saul Bellow, the films of Woody Allen it is Jacobson s use of the Jewish experience to explain the greater human one that sets it apart Who among us is so certain of our identity Who hasn t been asked, What s your background and hesitated, even for a split second, to answer their inquisitor Howard Jacobson s The Finkler Question forces us to ask that of ourselves, and that s why it s a must read, no matter what your background David Sax, NPR.
- 288 pages
- Live a Little
- Howard Jacobson
- 10 September 2019 Howard Jacobson