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Kalooki Nights

(2006)
A novel by

 
Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel (nominee)
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
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.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2007 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Kalooki Nights: A Novel
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 1-4165-4342-2 / 978-1-4165-4342-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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June 2006 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 0-224-07865-8 / 978-0-224-07865-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 0-09-956067-4 / 978-0-09-956067-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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February 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 0-14-317089-9 / 978-0-14-317089-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Renouf Pub Co Ltd
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April 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Kalooki Nights: A Novel
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 1-4165-4343-0 / 978-1-4165-4343-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 0-09-950136-8 / 978-0-09-950136-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 0-14-305474-0 / 978-0-14-305474-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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Audio Editions

April 2008 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Kalooki Nights (Unabridged Audiobook)
Author(s): Howard Jacobson, narrated by Steven Crossley
ISBN: 1-4074-2213-8 / 978-1-4074-2213-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audio Books
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February 2007 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

2006 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Kalooki Night
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 1-4281-7595-4 / 978-1-4281-7595-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio
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2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 1-4281-7596-2 / 978-1-4281-7596-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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January 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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April 2007 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Kalooki Nights: A Novel
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   


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