Zoo Time

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Novelist Guy Ableman is in thrall to his vivacious wife Vanessa, a strikingly beautiful redhead, contrary, highly strung, and blazingly angry. The trouble is, he is no less in thrall to her alluring mother, Poppy. More like sisters than mother and daughter, they come as a pair, a blistering presence that destroys Guy’s peace of mind, suggesting the wildest stories but making it impossible for him to concentrate long enough to write any of them. In flight from personal disappointment and universal despair, Guy ...

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Overview

Novelist Guy Ableman is in thrall to his vivacious wife Vanessa, a strikingly beautiful redhead, contrary, highly strung, and blazingly angry. The trouble is, he is no less in thrall to her alluring mother, Poppy. More like sisters than mother and daughter, they come as a pair, a blistering presence that destroys Guy’s peace of mind, suggesting the wildest stories but making it impossible for him to concentrate long enough to write any of them. In flight from personal disappointment and universal despair, Guy wonders if it’s time to take his love for Poppy to another level. Fiction might be dead, but desire isn’t. And out of that desire he imagines squeezing one more great book. By turns angry, elegiac, and rude, Zoo Time is a novel about love—love of women, love of literature, love of laughter. It shows our funniest writer at his brilliant best.

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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: 9781620402337
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 10/22/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,303,936
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Howard Jacobson

An award-winning writer and broadcaster, Howard Jacobson is the acclaimed author of The Mighty Walzer (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), Kalooki Nights (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize), No More Mr. Nice Guy, The Act of Love, and, most recently, the Man Booker Prize-winning The Finkler Question. He lives in 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2014

    The lamb &star Blizzard

    Looks at the dog.

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  • Anonymous

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Winter and co.

    Thank god you guys moved.I was locked out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Lacy

    The female cheetah sat down and looked around.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Elise knight the boss

    Everything alright

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2013

    Frost

    *Leaps in.*

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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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