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Description - Kalooki Nights by Howard Jacobson

Life should have been sunny for Max Glickman, growing up in Crumpsall Park in peacetime, with his mother s glamorous card evenings to look forward to, and photographs of his father s favourite boxers on the walls. But other voices whisper seductively to him of Buchenwald, extermination, and the impossibility of forgetting. ixated on the crimes which have been committed against his people, but unable to live among them, Max moves away, marries out, and draws cartoon histories of Jewish suffering in which no one, least of all the Jews, is much interested. But it s a life. Or it seems a life until Max s long-disregarded childhood friend, Manny Washinsky, is released from prison. Little by little, as he picks up his old connection with Manny, trying to understand the circumstances in which he made a Buchenwald of his own home, Max is drawn into Manny s family history above all his brother s tragic love affair with a girl who is half German. But more than that, he is drawn back into the Holocaust obsessions from which he realises there can be, and should be, no release. here is wild, angry, even uproarious laughter in this novel, but it is laughter on the edge. It is the comedy of

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099501367
ISBN-10: 0099501368
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 30mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson is the author of eight novels and four works of non-fiction. He won the Everyman Wodehouse Award for comic writing in 1999 for The Mighty Walzer.

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