Zoo Time ENHANCED EDITION: Includes additional content
Enhanced Edition of Zoo Time, the new novel from Booker Prize-winning author Howard Jacobson, including author video and podcasts
Novelist Guy Ableman is in thrall to his vivacious wife Vanessa, beautiful but contrary, highly strung and blazingly angry. The trouble is, he is no less in thrall to her alluring mother, Poppy. Their provocative presence fills Guy's head with stories so wild he can't concentrate to write them.
Not that anyone reads anymore, anyway. Reading, Guy fears, is finished. His publisher, fearing the same, has committed suicide. His agent, like all agents, is in hiding. Vanessa, however, is writing her own novel. Guy dreads the consequences...
Our funniest writer at his brilliant best, Zoo Time is a novel about love - love of women, love of literature, love of laughter.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - polarbear123 - LibraryThing
Jacobson delivers again with a fun romp around Cheshire and London poking fun at the literary world and modern living in general. Misogynistic? Perhaps, hilarious? Definitely. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Micalhut - LibraryThing
Howard Jacobson writes a novel about a writer who is writing a book about a writer in current day London. The protagonist in both books is utterly unlikable in every aspect except that he makes acute ... Read full review