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Shylock is My Name

Shylock is My Name

The Merchant of Venice Retold

by Howard Jacobson

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/08/2016

RRP  $27.25 $26.95

A re-envisaging of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, from the Man Booker Prize-winner and our great chronicler of Jewish life.

‘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 of 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 ...

‘Jacobson is quite simply a master of comic precision. He writes like a dream' - Evening Standard 

'The funniest British novelist since Kingsley Amis or Tom Sharpe' - Mail on Sunday

ISBN:
9780099593287
9780099593287
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-08-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Random House
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
196x128x19mm
Weight:
0.21kg
Howard Jacobson

An award-winning writer and broadcaster, Howard Jacobson was born in Manchester, brought up in Prestwich and was educated at Stand Grammar School in Whitefield, and Downing College, Cambridge, where he studied under F. R. Leavis. He lectured for three years at the University of Sydney before returning to teach at Selwyn College, Cambridge.

His novels include The Mighty Walzer (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), Kalooki Nights (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize), the highly acclaimed The Act of Love, the 2010 Man Booker Prize-winning, The Finkler Question and, most recently, Zoo Time. Howard Jacobson lives in Soho, London.

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