The Last Word, Kureishi, Hanif (Designer)

Author Name    Kureishi, Hanif (Designer)

Title   The Last Word

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Faber & Faber 2000

ISBN Number    0571277543 / 9780571277544

Seller ID   RWARE0000035861

A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "Hanif Kureishi's best novel since The Buddha of Suburbia" (The Independent , UK): a mischievous, wickedly funny, and intellectually deft story about a young biographer and the famous and reclusive novelist who is his subject. Mamoon Azam is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career in Engla nd-but now, in his early seventies, his reputation is fading, his book sale s are nonexistent, and the expensive habits of his flamboyant second wife a re bleeding him dry. In a final attempt to revitalize his career, Mamoon's publisher commissions Harry, an ambitious young writer, to produce a provoc ative biography to bring Mamoon back into the public eye. Harry sets off for Mamoon's estate, where he finds not the literary hero he had imagined, but a vain, bigoted, cynical, and cruelly manipulative genius, who quickly turns the tables on his ambitious young biographer. Harry must insinuate, seduce, and finesse the truth out of the extravagant and damaged characters in Mamoon's surreal sphere as the young writer and the old master battle for the last word in the story of Mamoon's life. Acute and brilliantly entertaining, The Last Word is a tale of youthful exuberance and the misery of outgrowing it, as hilarious as it is moving. It is Kureishi's wisest work to date.

Price = 500.00 JPY


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