The new novel from David Baddiel, comedian, columnist and author of the critically-praised The Secret Purposes.In New York's Mt.
Sinai hospital, the world's greatest living writer, Eli Gold, is dying.
Witnessing his death are his precocious 8-year-old daughter by his present (fifth) wife, his anxiety-ridden 44-year-old son from his third marriage, and his 89-year-old first wife, watching on TV from a care home in London. And also, secretly, his fourth wife's fundamentalist Mormon brother, who has never got over his sister's death in a suicide pact with Eli, a suicide pact that Eli survived.The Death of Eli Gold is a comedy, a thriller, and a meditation on love, death, aging, sex, fame, and the idea - the dying idea - of The Great Man.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/06/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007270842