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The making of Henry / Howard Jacobson.

The making of Henry / Howard Jacobson.
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ISBN 0224073524 (hbk.) :
Author Jacobson, Howard
Title The making of Henry / Howard Jacobson.
Publisher/Date London : Jonathan Cape, 2004.
Pagination etc. 340 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary Note "One day, out of the blue, Henry Nagel receives a solicitor's letter telling him he has inherited a sumptuous apartment in St John's Wood. Divine intervention? Or his late father's love nest? Henry doesn't know, but he is glad to escape the North, where there is nothing and no one to keep him. After nearly sixty years of angry disappointment, Henry's life is about to change.".
"Not that the ghosts of Henry's past are prepared to disappear without a struggle - his old school-friend and rival Osmond 'Hovis' Belkin, currently enjoying a spectacularly successful career in Hollywood, his tragic great-aunt Marghanita for whom Henry once entertained a dangerous passion, and his father Izzi Nagel, upholsterer turned illusionist, fire-eater and origamist, whose shade Henry interrogates relentlessly. But the present clamours as loudly as the past. His dyspeptic neighbour Lachlan wants his sympathy, Lachlan's sloppy red setter, Angus, wants a walk, and Moira, the waitress with the crooked smile and custard hair who serves him cake and cappuccino, seems to want him. Kicking and screaming every inch of the way, Henry realises he might finally be falling in love."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Inheritance and succession -- Fiction
Apartment buildings -- Fiction
Life change events -- Fiction
Manchester (England) -- Fiction
London (England) -- Fiction
Psychological fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Love stories.
Shelf Location F
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