Live a little : a novel

At the age of ninety-something, Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything - including her own children. Her tongue, meanwhile, remains as sharp as ever. She spends her days stitching macabre messages into her needlework and tormenting her two long-suffering carers with tangled stories of her love aff...

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Main Author: Jacobson, Howard (Author)
Language:English
Edition:First United States edition.
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Summary:At the age of ninety-something, Beryl Dusinbery is forgetting everything - including her own children. Her tongue, meanwhile, remains as sharp as ever. She spends her days stitching macabre messages into her needlework and tormenting her two long-suffering carers with tangled stories of her love affairs. Shimi Carmelli can do up his own buttons, get around without the aid of a walking frame, and speak without spitting. Among the widows of North London, he's whispered about as the last of the eligible bachelors. Unlike Beryl, he forgets nothing - especially not the shame of a childhood incident that has hung over him ever since. There's very little life remaining for either of them, but perhaps just enough to heal some of the hurt inflicted along the way and find new meaning in what's left. Could this be their chance to live a little?
Item Description:"Originally published in hardcover by Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage, a division of Penguin Random House UK, London, in 2019"--Title page verso.
Physical Description:290 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Published: London ; New York : Hogarth, [2019]
ISBN:9781984824219
198482421X

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