Pussy by Howard Jacobson
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On Roth’s shelf, Our Gang now feels like an aberration, and, for all the expected cleverness and elegance of much of the writing in Pussy, future Jacobson readers and scholars may similarly wonder what he was thinking.
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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?
 

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Howard Jacobson was born in Manchester, England. His novels include The Mighty Walzer (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), No More Mr. Nice Guy, Kalooki Nights (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize), The Finkler Question (winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize), and, most recently, Zoo Time. Jacobson lives in London.
 
Published April 13, 2017 by Vintage Digital. 192 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Mark Lawson on Apr 13 2017

On Roth’s shelf, Our Gang now feels like an aberration, and, for all the expected cleverness and elegance of much of the writing in Pussy, future Jacobson readers and scholars may similarly wonder what he was thinking.

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