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A third-rate academic gets set for a glittering life in politics, but nothing goes as planned...

On paper, Bruce Gold seems to have carved a comfortable niche for himself. But in the flesh, he's not so impressive. His ancient father thinks he's a fool, his children fail to notice him and even his wife doesn't realise he's no longer living with her. Gold's been promised a prestigious government post in Washington - only he's never been told what the position actually is. Hugely funny and sweetly sad, Good as Gold is the story of children grown up, parents grown old, anad lovers grown apart.

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Dark, rude, paradoxical - and hilarious

Mail on Sunday

The satire comes closer than ever before to home, both in terms of Heller's own background and the state of his nation

Independent

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    9781446477335

    October 31, 2012

    Vintage Digital

    464 pages

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