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Live a Little, Jacobson,  Howard
Live a Little
Howard Jacobson

Paperback $32.99 - RANDOM HOUSE UK
Fiction - Published: 2/Jul/2019 - ISBN: 9781787331440

At the age of ninety-something, Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything - including her own children. She spends her days stitching morbid samplers and tormenting her two long-suffering carers, Nastya and Euphoria, with tangled stories of her husbands and love affairs. Shimi Carmelli can do up his own buttons, walks without the aid of a frame and speaks without spitting. Among the widows of North London, he's whispered about as the last of the eligible bachelors. Unlike Beryl, he forgets nothing – including the shame of a childhood incident. There's very little life remaining for either of them, but perhaps just enough to heal some of the hurt inflicted along the way, and find new meaning in what's left.

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