Coming from Behind
By (author) Howard Jacobson
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Coming from Behind by Howard Jacobson
Book DescriptionSefton Goldberg: mid-thirties, English teacher at Wrottesley Poly in the West Midlands; small, sweaty, lustful, defiantly unappreciative of beer, nature and organised games; gnawingly aware of being an urban Jew islanded in a sea of country-loving Anglo-Saxons. Obsessed by failure - morbidly, in his own case, gloatingly, in that of his contemporaries - so much so that he plans to write a bestseller on the subject. In the meantime he is uncomfortably aware of advancing years and atrophying achievement, and no amount of lofty rationalisation can disguise the triumph of friends and colleagues, not only from Cambridge days but even within the despised walls of the Poly itself, or sweeten the bitter pill of another's success...From the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2010.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099452034
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Howard Jacobson
Howard Jacobson won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse award in 2000 for The Mighty Walzer and then again in 2013 for Zoo Time. In 2010 he won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question and was also shortlisted for the prize in 2013 for his most recent novel, J. He has written fourteen novels and five works of non-fiction.
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