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Live a Little by Howard Jacobson
Sep 10, 2019 | ISBN 9781984824219
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    Sep 10, 2019 | ISBN 9781984824219

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    Sep 10, 2019 | ISBN 9781984824233

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“At its heart is an affectionate, life-affirming love story, and the emotion it leaves you with is joy . . . a triumph. The characterisation of the leads is superb: Shimi the tortured antihero might have been written by Saul Bellow, and Beryl is an extraordinarily rich and sympathetic figure. . . . Jacobson’s prose is nimble and elegant. The message this novel contains is a simple, affecting one, about the capacity to determine one’s future, no matter how late. . . . To live a little, it means to say, is no small thing. And it’s persuasive—after all, if we manage to live a little longer, we might have the privilege of enjoying more novels such as this one.”Sunday Times

“A darkly funny geriatric love story . . .  Live a Little is one of those late-life novels full of such wisdom and insight that it makes you wonder why anyone even bothers reading—or watching—the young at all.”—Shalom Auslander, Times Literary Supplement

“Delightful and enlightening . . . A charming romp and wise meditation on timeless love.”Booklist

“A deliciously entertaining, rollicking dark comedy about nonagenarians searching for meaning while confronting their deepest fears. Jacobson’s appealing tale will delight readers.”Publishers Weekly

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