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  • Girl, 20 (New York Review Books Classics)

    By Kingsley Amis

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590176634
    • Publisher: NYRB Classics
    • Published: September 2013
    Kingsley Amis, along with being the funniest English writer of his generation (see Lucky Jim) and a master of literary genres (his ghost story, The Green Man; his foray into science fiction, The Alteration), was a great chronicler of the fads and absurdities of his age. This is nowhere more apparent than in One Fat Englishman, from 1963, and Girl, 20, which came out almost a decade later, books that survey the social landscape of mid-century England and America with an unflinching accuracy and hilarious disdain.Girl, 20, an anatomy of the flower-power phase of the 1960s, is about a conductor and composer who bears more than a passing resemblance to the Leonard Bernstein of Tom Wolfe’s Radical Chic, a fan of protest and bell-bottoms, all the less persuasive, perhaps, because Amis’s Sir Roy Vandervane is as British as can be. Vain Sir Vandervane is, however, a tremendous success, a “great man” even, so much so that he is free to pursue his greatest failing, a taste for younger and younger women, which has grown more pronounced every year. Highborn hippie Sophia (not, in fact, twenty) is his latest infatuation and a threat to his whole family, from his drama-queen wife, Kitty, to Penny, his long-suffering daughter. All this is recounted by Douglas Yandell, a music critic with his own love problems (among them that he is half in love with Penny), who is slowly drawn into this story of affected artistry, bumbling celebrity, and scheming family, in a time that for all its high-minded talk is as low and dishonest as any other.
  • J: A Novel

    By Howard Jacobson

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780224101974
    • Publisher: Jonathan Cape
    • Published: January 2014
  • J: A Novel

    By Howard Jacobson

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780553419566
    • Publisher: Hogarth
    • Published: September 2015
    "A profound, darkly comedic parable set in a future where collective memory has vanished following a historic catastrophe, and one young couple's love affair could have shattering consequences for the human race. In a world where the past is a dangerouscountry, not to be talked about or visited, J is a love story of incomparable strangeness, both tender and terrifying. After the devastation of WHAT HAPPENED, IF IT HAPPENED, all that should remain is peace and prosperity. Everyone knows his or her place; all actions are out in the open. But Esme Nussbaum has seen the distorted realities, the fissures that have only widened in the twenty-plus years since she was forced to resign from her position at the monitor of the Public Mood. Now, Esme finds something strange and special developing in a romance between Ailinn Solomons and Kevern Cohen. As this unusual pair's actions draw them into ever-increasing danger, Esme realizes she must do everything in her power to keep them together--whatever the cost. With a sense of the dramatic sweep of Michael Ondaatje and the dystopian, literary sensibility of Margaret Atwood, Howard Jacobson's J is an astonishing feat of fiction. In this exquisitely written, beautifully playful and imaginative, and terribly heart-breaking work, Jacobson gathers his prodigious gifts for the crowning achievement of a remarkable career"--
  • Kalooki Nights

    By Howard Jacobson

    Our Price: $27.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781416543435
    • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    • Published: April 2008
    Having grown up in the 1950s in the wake of the Holocaust, Jewish cartoonist Max Glickman recalls a shocking crime committed against his family and faith by a neighbor, an act involving a long-hidden motive that reveals startling truths about twenty-first-century religion. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
  • Peeping Tom

    By Howard Jacobson

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780899193472
    • Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN AND COMPANY
    • Published: May 1985
    Beyond believing that he is the reincarnation of a nineteenth-century novelist and insatiable voyeur, Barney Fugleman's penchant for perversity prompts him to play a passive role in a menage a trois of his own design
  • Shylock Is My Name

    By Howard Jacobson

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804141345
    • Publisher: Hogarth
    • Published: October 2016
  • Shylock Is My Name: The Merchant of Venice Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

    By Howard Jacobson

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780345809230
    • Publisher: Knopf Canada
    • Published: February 2016
  • The Dog's Last Walk: (and Other Pieces)

    By Howard Jacobson

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781408845288
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
    • Published: July 2017
  • The Finkler Question

    By Howard Jacobson

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781608196111
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury
    • Published: October 2010
    Winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize. A funny, furious, unflinching story of friendship and loss, exclusion and belonging, and of the wisdom and humanity of maturity. Julian Treslove, a professionally unspectacular former BBC radio producer, and Sam Finkler, a popular Jewish philosopher, writer, and television personality, are old school friends. Despite a prickly relationship and very different lives, they've never lost touch with each other, or with their former teacher Libor Sevcik. Both Sevcik and Finkler have recently lost their wives, and with Treslove, his unsuccessful record with women rendering him an honorary third widower, they dine one night at Sevcik's grand London apartment - a sweetly painful evening of reminiscence in which all three remove themselves to a time before they had loved and lost, before they had prized anything greatly enough to fear the loss of it.
  • The Making of Henry

    By Howard Jacobson

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400078615
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: September 2004
    The life of the temperamental, acerbic Henry Nagle is turned upside down when he mysteriously inherits a lavish apartment and several offbeat new acquaintances, including a red setter named Agnus, a dyspeptic descendant of Robert Louis Stevenson, and a top-sided waitress, who demand his attention. Original. 30,000 first printing.
  • The Mighty Walzer

    By Howard Jacobson

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781608196852
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    • Published: March 2011
    In 1950s Manchester, England, Oliver Walzer, a shy Jewish boy, comes of age in a household dominated by women and finds that he has a natural talent for ping-pong, but things do not go as smoothly for him when it comes to women and sex.
  • Whatever It Is, I Don't Like It

    By Howard Jacobson

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781408810309
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury UK
    • Published: September 2011
    A collection of 2010 Man Booker winner Howard Jacobson's most acclaimed journalism
  • Who's Sorry Now?: A Novel

    By Howard Jacobson

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781608196869
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    • Published: July 2013
    Sharing a long-time best friendship with a married sex addict, Charlie, a mild-mannered children's book author and faithful husband, tentatively asks his friend to introduce him to a more exciting life and triggers a profound sequence of events.
  • Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition

    By T. Colin Campbell

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781937856243
    • Publisher: BenBella Books
    • Published: March 2013
    An analysis of cutting-edge thinking on nutrition answers why a whole-food, plant-based diet provides optimal nutrition and demonstrates how far the scientific reductionism of the nutrition orthodoxy has gotten off track.
  • Zoo Time

    By Howard Jacobson

    Our Price: $10.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781608199389
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    • Published: October 2012
    In awe of his strikingly beautiful, highly strung wife and her equally volatile mother, novelist Guy Ableman finds his work persistently interrupted by their drama and dreams of squeezing out one more great book in spite of growing fears that reading is a cultural activity of the past. By the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Finkler Question. 50,000 first printing.

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