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Shylock is my name / Howard Jacobson.

Shylock is my name / Howard Jacobson.
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Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
Adult Fiction   Double Bay . Available .  
Adult Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9780701188993 (paperback)
Author Jacobson, Howard author.
Title Shylock is my name / Howard Jacobson.
Publisher/Date London, England : Hogarth, an imprint of Vintage, 2016.
Pagination etc. 277 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary Note 'Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here?' With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshire's Golden Triangle, he invites him back to his house. It's the beginning of a remarkable friendship. Elsewhere in the Golden Triangle, the rich, manipulative Plurabelle (aka Anna Livia Plurabelle Cleopatra A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever Christine) is the face of her own TV series, existing in a bubble of plastic surgery and lavish parties. She shares prejudices and a barbed sense of humour with her loyal friend D'Anton, whose attempts to play Cupid involve Strulovitch's daughter - and put a pound of flesh on the line. Howard Jacobson's version of The Merchant of Venice bends time to its own advantage as it asks what it means to be a father, a Jew and a merciful human being in the modern world.
Subject - Name Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Merchant of Venice -- Adaptations
Subject Shylock (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Jews -- England -- Fiction
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
Shelf Location F JACO
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