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Pussy

Pussy

Author: Howard Jacobson; Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
$29.99(AUD)  inc GST
Description

Pussy is the story of Prince Fracassus, heir presumptive to the Duchy of Origen, famed for its golden-gated skyscrapers and casinos, who passes his boyhood watching reality shows on TV, imagining himself to be the Roman Emperor Nero, and fantasizing about hookers. He is idle, boastful, thin-skinned and egotistic; has no manners, no curiosity, no knowledge, no idea and no words in which to express them. Could he, in that case, be the very leader to make the country great again?

Reviews

"There are many aesthetic pleasures to be had in Pussy. If Trump's presidency is a source of continuing anxiety, then among its very few benefits is that is has moved one of our finest comic writers to write an elegantly savage satire of a man who defies satire." -- Andrew Anthony Observer "Jacobson is... on target and deliciously laugh-aloud nasty about not just the making of this rough beast but what in the American character enabled it to go slouching into the White House." -- Jeffrey Burke Mail on Sunday "This is top-class comment writing, disguised in the form of a satirical jeu d'esprit... It is, to quote the title of Jacobson's own study of comedy, Seriously Funny." -- Philip Collins The Times "Angry... In common with many a classic satire, Pussy is written as a fable... It's all great fun... Jacobson is very good on the nuances of the Trump phenomenon, both in terms of what's alarming about it and why it has struck such a resonant chord... And even if his book is unlikely to topple ant governments, it may at least, as its author hopes, spread comfort in some quarter and vexation in others." -- Dan Brotzel UK Press Syndication "At its best, the book brilliantly portrays a world in which language and the complexity of ideas that it can convey has been devalued... The novel hurtles breathlessly through a bildungsroman of the young prince from "baby celebrity" to idling away his boyhood watching reality TV shows, to becoming a young man fantasising about prostitutes and being a Roman emperor, to the moment he runs for election... Fascinating." -- Anita Sethi i

Author description

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 Question and was also shortlisted for the prize in 2014 for his most recent novel, J.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781787330207
  • : Random House
  • : Jonathan Cape
  • : April 2017
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Howard Jacobson; Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
  • : Paperback
  • : 417
  • : English
  • : General Adult
  • : 208