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Kalooki Nights

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'The raging, contentious, hilarious, holy, deicidal, heartbreaking KALOOKI NIGHTS is a novel that stands toe-to-toe with the greats' - Christopher Hitchens, Sunday Telegraph Life should have been sunny for Max Glickman, growing up in Crumpsall Park in peacetime, with his mother's glamorous card evenings to look forward to, and photographs of his father's favourite boxers on the walls. But other voices whisper seductively to him of Buchenwald, extermination, and the impossibility of forgetting.Fixated on the crimes which have been committed against his people, but unable to live among them, Max moves away, marries out, and draws cartoon histories of Jewish suffering in which no one, least of all the Jews, is much interested. But it's a life. Or it seems a life until Max's long-disregarded childhood friend, Manny Washinsky, is released from prison. Little by little, as he picks up his old connection with Manny, trying to understand the circumstances in which he made a Buchenwald of his own home, Max is drawn into Manny's family history -above all his brother's tragic love affair with a girl who is half German. But more than that, he is drawn back into the Holocaust obsessions from which he realises there can be, and should be, no release.There is wild, angry, even uproarious laughter in this novel, but it is laughter on the edge. It is the comedy of cataclysm.

Product code: 9780099501367

ISBN 9780099501367
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS30
No. Of Pages 480
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Grayling, The Times

Wild, angry and uproarious, Kalooki Nights is a darkly comic, timely novel of what it means to be human.

Max Glickman is son to an atheist boxer, Jack 'The Jew' Glickman, and a glamorous card-playing mother.
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