A faithful husband takes the dangerous step of asking for a piece of his philandering friend’s disordered life, in Howard Jacobson’s bawdy comic tale.

Marvin Kreitman lives for sex. Or at least he lives for women. At present he loves four women - his mother, his wife, and his two daughters - and is in love with five more. Charlie Merriweather, on the other hand, loves just the one woman, the wife with whom he has been writing children's books and having nice sex for twenty years. Once a week the two friends meet for a lunch, contriving never quite to have the conversation they would like to have - about fidelity and womanising. Until today.

The Man Booker Prize 2002
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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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