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Live a Little by Howard Jacobson
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Sep 10, 2019 | 304 Pages
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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

Praise for Howard Jacobson:
 
“A real giant, a great, great writer.”—Jonathan Safran Foer 
 

“Jacobson doesn’t just summon [Philip] Roth; he summons Roth at Roth’s best.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 

“How is it possible to read Howard Jacobson and not lose oneself in admiration for the music of his language, the power of his characterisation and the penetration of his insight?”The Times (UK)
 

“The world’s smartest comic novelist”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post

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