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).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/08/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099593287