Live a Little

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Product Details

Price
$27.00
Publisher
Hogarth Press
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.0 X 9.5 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781984824219
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About the Author

Howard Jacobson has written fifteen novels and seven works of non-fiction. He won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award in 2000 for The Mighty Walzer and then again in 2013 for Zoo Time. In 2010 he won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question and was also shortlisted for the prize in 2014 for his novel J. He lives in London.

Reviews

"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