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The Act Of Love by Howard Jacobson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Act Of Love All husbands Felix maintains secretly want their wives to be unfaithful to them Felix hasn t always thought this way From the moment of his first boyhood rejection surviving the shattering effects of love and jealousy had been the study of his life But while he is honeymooning with Marisa in Florida an event occurs that changes everything In a moment he goes from dreading the thought of someone else s hands on the woman he loves to thinking about nothing else Enter Marius into Marisa s affections Now Felix must wonder if he really is a happy man

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i An alternate cover edition can be found a href https www goodreads com book show j rel nofollow here a i br br Set in the future a world where the past is a dangerous country not to be talked about or visited J is a love story of incomparable strangeness both tender and terrifying br br Two people fall in love not yet knowing where they have come from or where they are going Kevern doesn t know why his father always drew two fingers across his lips when he said a world starting with a J It wasn t then and isn t now the time or place to be asking questions Ailinn too has grown up in the dark about who she was or where she came from On their first date Kevern kisses the bruises under her eyes He doesn t ask who hurt her Brutality has grown commonplace They aren t sure if they have fallen in love of their own accord or whether they ve been pushed into each other s arms But who would have pushed them and why br br Hanging over the lives of all the characters in this novel is a momentous catastrophe a past event shrouded in suspicion denial and apology now referred to as What Happened If It Happened, i It takes a particular kind of man to want an embroidered polo player astride his left nipple Occasionally when I am tired and emotional or consumed with self dislike I try to imagine myself as someone else a wearer of Yarmouth shirts and fleecy sweats of windbreakers and rugged Tyler shorts of baseball caps with polo players where the section of the brain that concerns itself with aesthetics is supposed to be But the hour passes Good men return from fighting Satan in the wilderness the stronger for their struggle and so do I i br br The winner of the Man Booker Prize Howard Jacobson brims with life in this collection of his most acclaimed journalism From the unusual disposal of his father in law s ashes and the cultural wasteland of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the melancholy sensuality of Leonard Cohen and desolation of Wagner s tragedies Jacobson writes with all the thunder and joy of a man possessed Absurdity piles upon absurdity and glorious sentences weave together to create a hilarious heartbreaking and uniquely human collection This book is not just a series of parts but an irresistible unputdownable sum which triumphantly out Thurbers Thurber br br a href http www youtube com watch v mKWtA BrzSc rel nofollow Watch Howard Jacobson talking about i Whatever It Is I Don t Like It i a, Max Glickman a Jewish cartoonist whose seminal work is a comic history titled Five Thousand Years of Bitterness recalls his childhood in a British suburb in the s Growing up Max is surrounded by Jews each with an entirely different and outspoken view on what it means to be Jewish His mother incessantly preoccupied with a card game called Kalooki only begrudgingly puts the deck away on the High Holy Days Max s father a failed boxer prone to spontaneous nosebleeds is a self proclaimed atheist and communist unable to accept the God who has betrayed him so unequivocally in recent years But it is through his friend and neighbor Manny Washinsky that Max begins to understand the indelible effects of the Holocaust and to explore the intrinsic and paradoxical questions of a postwar Jewish identity Manny obsessed with the Holocaust and haunted by the allure of its legacy commits a crime of nightmare proportion against his family and his faith Years later after his friend s release from prison Max is inexorably drawn to uncover the motive behind the catastrophic act the discovery of which leads to a startling revelation and a profound truth about religion and faith that exists where the sacred meets the profane br br Spanning the decades between World War II and the present day acclaimed author Howard Jacobson seamlessly weaves together a breath takingly complex narrative of love tragedy redemption and above all remarkable humor Deeply empathetic and audaciously funny Kalooki Nights is a luminous story torn violently between the hope of restoring and rebuilding Jewish life and the painful burden of memory and loss, All husbands Felix maintains secretly want their wives to be unfaithful to them Felix hasn t always thought this way From the moment of his first boyhood rejection surviving the shattering effects of love and jealousy had been the study of his life But while he is honeymooning with Marisa in Florida an event occurs that changes everything In a moment he goes from dreading the thought of someone else s hands on the woman he loves to thinking about nothing else Enter Marius into Marisa s affections Now Felix must wonder if he really is a happy man