Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom

by Howard Jacobson
     
 

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Barney Fugleman has two major preoccupations in life: sex and literature. He is obsessed by the life and work of a man hailed by many as a genius of the nineteenth century — and by Barney as a ‘prurient little Victorian ratbag’. This curious propulsion drives him out of Finchley, and out of the life he shares with Sharon and her ‘rampant

Overview

Barney Fugleman has two major preoccupations in life: sex and literature. He is obsessed by the life and work of a man hailed by many as a genius of the nineteenth century — and by Barney as a ‘prurient little Victorian ratbag’. This curious propulsion drives him out of Finchley, and out of the life he shares with Sharon and her ‘rampant marvellings’, to Cornwall. There he offends serious ramblers with his slip-on snakeskin shoes, fur coat and antagonism to all things green and growing as he stomps the wild Atlantic cliffs on long, morbid walks, tampering with the truth, tangling with the imperious Camilla — and telling a riotous tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099288282
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/12/1999
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Howard Jacobson is the author of four works of nonfiction and several novels, including The Finkler Question, which won the Man Booker Prize; The Mighty Walzer, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award for comic writing; and Who's Sorry Now?which was long-listed for the Booker Prize. He has a weekly column for The Independent and regularly reviews and writes for The Guardian, The Times, and The Evening Standard. Jacobson has also done several specials for British television. He lives in London.

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