Zoo Time

Zoo Time

A Novel

Book - 2012
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The new novel from the acclaimed author of "The Finkler Question." Novelist Guy Ableman is in thrall to his vivacious wife. The trouble is, he is no less in thrall to her alluring mother, Poppy, making it impossible for him to concentrate long enough to write. Not that anyone reads Guy anyway. Not that anyone is reading anything. Reading, Guy fears, is finished. His publisher, fearing the same, has committed suicide. His agent, like all agents, is in hiding. In flight from personal disappointment and universal despair, Guy wonders if it's time to take his love for Poppy to another level. Fiction might be dead, but desire isn't. By turns angry, elegiac, and rude, "Zoo Time" is a novel about love - love of women, love of literature, love of laughter. It shows a funny writer at his brilliant best.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781608199389
Characteristics: 375 pages ;,25 cm.


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ChristchurchLib Dec 17, 2012

"Worried that books - and book reading - are a thing of the past, novelist Guy Ableman is struggling with his literary career. His publicist disdains his proposals, his publisher wants him to write story apps for smart phones, and his attraction to his mother-in-law (the topic of his current novel) is spiraling out of control. A fiery redhead (just like her daughter), she's the subject of most of his literary (and otherwise) fantasies - but all he can do is write about her. A "humorous, satiric look at modern relationships" (Library Journal), not to mention book publishing and a writer's mental state, this clever novel will appeal to readers who ponder publishing's future." Fiction A to Z December 2012 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=580458

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