Shylock is My Name

av Howard Jacobson
Ljudbok
7t 29m Läses av Michael Kitchen

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‘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. 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.

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Boktyp
Ljudbok
Förlag
Random House
ISBN
9781473545595
Läses av
Michael Kitchen

Genrer
Modern & samtida skönlitteratur 1945
Shakespearedramer
Skönlitteratur: romaner & noveller
Klassisk skönlitteratur
Humor