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The Resource Zoo time, Howard Jacobson

Zoo time, Howard Jacobson

Label
Zoo time
Title
Zoo time
Statement of responsibility
Howard Jacobson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
When novelist Guy Ableman marries the alluring Vanessa, her equally alluring mother Poppy comes with the package. In a veritable tizzy, Guy considers a bold path--one that might just spark his greatest novel yet
Tone
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10145337
Cataloging source
DLC
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1942-
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Jacobson, Howard
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Wives
  • Love
  • Mothers in law
  • Novelists
  • Authorship
Target audience
adult
Label
Zoo time, Howard Jacobson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049660486
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
375 p.
Isbn
9781408831823
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Zoo time, Howard Jacobson
Publication
Control code
000049660486
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
375 p.
Isbn
9781408831823
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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