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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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April 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: 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
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Title: Kalooki Nights: A Novel
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 1-4165-4343-0 / 978-1-4165-4343-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
ISBN: 0-14-305474-0 / 978-0-14-305474-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Canada, Limited
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Audio Editions

October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2008 : UK Audio CD
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Title: 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 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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February 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: 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
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Title: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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January 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Kalooki Nights
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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April 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Kalooki Nights: A Novel
Author(s): Howard Jacobson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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