Zoo Time [NOOK Book]

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Reading is over. Writing is finished. Publishing is dead. Embittered author Guy Ableman knows this, as does his desperate editor; as does the sad whole of doomed literary London. But Guy is dedicated to his dying art, and continues to write for an audience that doesn't exist, loathed by the few readers he does have - feminists who charge him with misogyny, mothers who accuse him of hating children.

His vivacious wife Vanessa, a strikingly ...
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Zoo Time

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Overview

Reading is over. Writing is finished. Publishing is dead. Embittered author Guy Ableman knows this, as does his desperate editor; as does the sad whole of doomed literary London. But Guy is dedicated to his dying art, and continues to write for an audience that doesn't exist, loathed by the few readers he does have - feminists who charge him with misogyny, mothers who accuse him of hating children.

His vivacious wife Vanessa, a strikingly beautiful red-head, contrary, highly strung and often blazingly angry, is another source of pain, as is her alluring mother Poppy. More like sisters than mother and daughter, they come as a pair, a blistering presence. And Guy is, from the off, as captivated by his mother-in-law as he is by his wife...

Against a backdrop of disappointment, failure and loss, in a world in which food and fashion have long since trampled fiction into the ground, Guy is consumed with the temptation of an illicit affair. It distorts every thought in his head, and becomes his next great novel. Fantasy blurs with reality in this furious, hilarious novel about love, loss, mothers and daughters. Frank, poignant and moving, Zoo Time is our funniest writer at his brilliant best.
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Library Journal
Disillusioned novelist Guy Ableman is so yanked about emotionally by wife Vanessa, a blazingly difficult redhead, and her equally difficult mother that he can barely write. Caustic humor from the author of the Man Booker Prize winner of The Finkler Question.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608199396
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 495,219
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Howard Jacobson
An award-winning writer and broadcaster, Howard Jacobson was born in Manchester, brought up in Prestwich and was educated at Stand Grammar School in Whitefield, and Downing College, Cambridge, where he studied under F. R. Leavis. He lectured for three years at the University of Sydney before returning to teach at Selwyn College, Cambridge. His novels include The Mighty Walzer (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), Kalooki Nights (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize), the highly acclaimed The Act of Love and, mopst recently, the Man Booker Prize-winning, The Finkler Question. Howard Jacobson lives in London.
An award-winning writer and broadcaster, Howard Jacobson was born in Manchester, brought up in Prestwich and was educated at Stand Grammar School in Whitefield, and Downing College, Cambridge, where he studied under F. R. Leavis. He lectured for three years at the University of Sydney before returning to teach at Selwyn College, Cambridge. His novels include The Mighty Walzer (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), Kalooki Nights (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize), the highly acclaimed The Act of Love, the 2010 Man Booker Prize-winning, The Finkler Question and, most recently, Zoo Time. Howard Jacobson lives in Soho, London.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

    River

    The german shepherd/ border collie mix was brought in. She looks at blizzard.

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    Posted September 14, 2014

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    Posted September 19, 2014

    The lamb &star Blizzard

    Looks at the dog.

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    Posted September 15, 2014

    Gordon and Muffin

    Gordon sniffed the dog in curiosity. <p> Muffin, the ew edition to the petting zoo, hopped in, immidiately getting intimidated by the bigger animals. She was a brown and black bunny.

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    Winter and co.

    Thank god you guys moved.I was locked out.

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    Lacy

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    Elise knight the boss

    Everything alright

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    Posted July 11, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Webs to zookeepper

    I want to join. Im a sea dragon. If you read wings of fire you will see a picture of me.

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