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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446413142
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

Who's Sorry Now

'A raunchy comic novel from a contemporary master of sexual imbroglios' Observer

Marvin Kreitman, the luggage baron of South London, lives for sex. Or at least he lives for women. At present he loves four women - his mother, his wife Hazel, and his two daughters - and is in love with five more. Charlie Merriweather, on the other hand, nice Charlie, loves just the one woman, also called Charlie, 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 Chinese lunch, contriving never quite to have the conversation they would like to have - about fidelity and womanising, and which makes you happier. Until today. It is Charlie who takes the dangerous step of asking for a piece of Marvin's disordered life, but what follows embroils them all, the wives no less than the husbands. And none of them will ever be the same again.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446413142
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson has written fifteen 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 and was also shortlisted for the prize in 2014 for his most recent novel, J.

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Praise for Who's Sorry Now

“A rich, unrepentantly funny novel, full of vim and vigour and bolshie cleverness. Its prose pulsates with fresh images”


“Jacobson is among the most exhilarating intelligent of contemporary novelists”


“Painful, funny and highly readable. Jacobson is at the top of his verbal form here”

Evening Standard

“The novel pulsates with sexual desire and frustration-Who's Sorry Now? is as funny as anything Jacobson has written”

Sunday Times

“Page for page and sentence for sentence, it confirms Jacobson as, by some distance, the cleverest, funniest, sharpest writer we have”

Sunday Telegraph

“The brilliance of this book lies in its emotional interiors, its psychological observations, especially of male sexuality. It is a fine comedy of manners”

Independent on Sunday

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