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The Dog's Last Walk

The Dog's Last Walk

(and Other Pieces)

by Howard Jacobson
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/05/2018
RRP  $27.75 $27.50

Week after week, for eighteen years, the Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson wrote a weekly column for the Independent, reflecting in inimitable style on the sacred and the profane in turn, the frivolous and the serious, the deeply personal and the most universal.

The shame and humiliation inherent in death is explored with frank astuteness. Matisse, darts and the power of love are celebrated; while cyclists are very much censured. And meanwhile, a beloved old Labrador walks his last walk as life elsewhere hurtles on and away…

The Dog's Last Walk is a collection of wisdom and iconoclasm for our uncertain times, and one that reveals one of our greatest writers in all his humanity.

'The author's prose is always a delight … a book that manages the high-wire act of being genuinely funny while dispensing genuine wisdom' Times Literary Supplement

ISBN:
9781408845127
9781408845127
Category:
Reportage & collected journalism
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-05-2018
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
198x129mm
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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