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Zoo time / Howard Jacobson.

Zoo time / Howard Jacobson.
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ISBN 9781408831823 (pbk.)
9781408828687 (hbk.)
Author Jacobson, Howard
Title Zoo time / Howard Jacobson.
Publisher/Date London : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Pagination etc. 375 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary Note Novelist Guy Ableman is in thrall to his vivacious wife Vanessa, a strikingly beautiful red-head, contrary, highly strung and blazingly angry. The trouble is, he is no less in thrall to her alluring mother, Poppy. More like sisters than mother and daughter, they come as a pair, a blistering presence that destroys Guy's peace of mind, suggesting the wildest stories but making it impossible for him to concentrate long enough to write any of them. Not that anyone reads Guy, anyway. Not that anyone is reading anything. Reading, Guy fears, is finished. His publisher, fearing the same, has committed suicide. His agent, like all agents, is in hiding. Vanessa, in the meantime, is writing a novel of her own. Guy doesn't expect her to finish it, or even start it, but he dreads the consequences if she does. In flight from personal disappointment and universal despair, Guy wonders if it's time to take his love for Poppy to another level. Fiction might be dead, but desire isn't. And out of that desire he imagines squeezing one more great book. By turns angry, elegiac and rude, Zoo Time is a novel about love -- love of women, love of literature, love of laughter.
Subject Novelists -- Fiction
Wives -- Fiction
Mothers-in-law -- Fiction
Black humor (Literature)
Love stories.
Shelf Location F JACO
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