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The Resource Live a little : a novel, Howard Jacobson

Live a little : a novel, Howard Jacobson

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Live a little : a novel
Title
Live a little
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Howard Jacobson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the age of ninety-something, Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything -- including her own children. Her tongue, meanwhile, remains as sharp as ever. She spends her days stitching macabre messages into her needlework and tormenting her two long-suffering carers with tangled stories of her love affairs. Shimi Carmelli can do up his own buttons, get around without the aid of a walking frame, and speak without spitting. Among the widows of North London, he's whispered about as the last of the eligible bachelors. Unlike Beryl, he forgets nothing -- especially not the shame of a childhood incident that has hung over him ever since. There's very little life remaining for either of them, but perhaps just enough to heal some of the hurt inflicted along the way and find new meaning in what's left. Could this be their chance to live a little? Told with Jacobson's trademark wit and style, Live a Little is equal parts funny, irreverent, and tender -- a novel to make you consider all the paths not taken, and whether you could still change course
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Jacobson, Howard
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Memory
  • Memory disorders in old age
  • London (England)
Label
Live a little : a novel, Howard Jacobson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0024537834
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States Edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781984824219
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
Label
Live a little : a novel, Howard Jacobson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0024537834
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States Edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781984824219
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration

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