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Shylock is My Name

The Merchant of Venice Retold · Hogarth Shakespeare

by Howard Jacobson

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A re-envisaging of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, from the Man Booker Prize-winner and our great chronicler of Jewish life.

'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 ...

'Jacobson is quite simply a master of comic precision. He writes like a dream' Evening Standard

'The funniest British novelist since Kingsley Amis or Tom Sharpe' Mail on Sunday

Publication Details

Publisher:
Random House
Imprint:
Vintage Digital
Publication Date:
2016
Series:
Hogarth Shakespeare

Format

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  • Adobe EPUB eBook 1.3 MB

Howard Jacobson (Author)

Howard Jacobson has written fourteen novels and five works of non-fiction. He won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse award in 2000 for The Mighty Walzer and then again in 2013 for Zoo Time. In 2010 he won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Questio...

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