Wild, angry and uproarious, Kalooki Nights is Howard Jacobson’s darkly comic 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. Growing up in the peace and security of the 1950s Manchester suburbs, the word ‘extermination’ haunts his vocabulary and Nazis lurk in his imagination. When his childhood friend Manny is released from prison - why was he sent there? - the tug of religion and history proves too strong to be ignored and Max must accept there is no refuge from the dead…
The Man Booker Prize 2006
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Jonathan Cape
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Howard Jacobson

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Howard Jacobson has written sixteen novels and five works of non-fiction.
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