Zoo Time: A Novel

Zoo Time: A Novel

Howard Jacobson


Novelist man Ableman is in thrall to his vivacious spouse Vanessa, a strikingly appealing red-head, opposite, hugely strung and blazingly offended. the difficulty is, he's no much less in thrall to her pleasing mom, Poppy. extra like sisters than mom and daughter, they arrive as a couple, a blistering presence that destroys Guy's peace of brain, suggesting the wildest tales yet making it very unlikely for him to pay attention lengthy adequate to jot down any of them. now not that any one reads man besides. now not that anybody is studying something. examining, man fears, is done. His writer, fearing a similar, has dedicated suicide. His agent, like any brokers, is in hiding. Vanessa, meanwhile, is writing a unique of her personal. man does not count on her to complete it, or maybe begin it, yet he dreads the implications if she does. In flight from own unhappiness and common melancholy, man wonders if it is time to take his love for Poppy to a different point. Fiction may be useless, yet hope isn't really. And out of that hope he imagines squeezing yet another nice publication. through turns indignant, elegiac, and impolite, Zoo Time is a unique approximately love-love of girls, love of literature, love of laughter. It indicates our funniest author at his amazing best.

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