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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446413272
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

The Mighty Walzer




'Poignant, moving, hilarious...laugh-out-loud funny...the sort of book that might change your life' - Observer

From the beginning Oliver Walzer is a natural - at ping-pong. Even with his improvised bat (the Collins Classic edition of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde) he can chop, flick, half-volley like a champion. At sex he is not so adept, but with tuition from Sheeny Waxman, fellow member of the Akiva Social Club Table Tennis Team and stalwart of the Kardomah coffee bar, his game improves.

Winner of the 2010 Man Booker Prize.

  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446413272
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson has written sixteen novels and five works of non-fiction. He won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Award in 2000 for The Mighty Walzer and then again in 2013 for Zoo Time. In 2010 he won the Man Booker Prize for The Finkler Question; he was also shortlisted for the prize in 2014 for J.

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Praise for The Mighty Walzer

The most brilliant sporting novel ever written

Matthew Syed, The Times

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