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Shylock is My Name

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781489091130
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Format: Compact Disc
Year: 2016
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Dimensions: 0 x 0 x 0 (w x l x h)
Series: Hogarth Shakespeare

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Description:
International bestselling author Howard Jacobson's version of The Merchant of Venice bends time to its own advantage as it asks what it means to be a father, a Jew and a merciful human being in the modern world. 'Who is this guy, Dad? What is he doing here? With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need of someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery in Cheshire's Golden Triangle, he invites him back to his house. It's the beginning of a remarkable friendship. Elsewhere in the Golden Triangle, the rich, manipulative Plurabelle (aka Anna Livia Plurabelle Cleopatra A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever Christine) is the face of her own TV series, existing in a bubble of plastic surgery and lavish parties. She shares prejudices and a barbed sense of humour with her loyal friend D'Anton, whose attempts to play Cupid involve Strulovitch's daughter - and put a pound of flesh on the line.

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