Live A Little

A Novel
Product Number: EB00746211
Released: Sep 10, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781984824233
Publisher: Hogarth
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From Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Finkler Question and J, and one of 'our funniest writers alive' (Allison Pearson): a wickedly observed novel of old age and new love. 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.

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Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Original Publish Date: Sep 10, 2019

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Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Narrator(s): Allan Corduner
Product Number Z100146930
Released: Sep 10, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780593150276

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