Pussy
Pussy

Pussy

A Novel

By Howard Jacobson, Illustrated by Chris Riddell

FICTION

208 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $22.95 (US $22.95)

Publication Date: May 2017

ISBN 9781787330207

Rights: US

Random House UK (May 2017)
Jonathan Cape

Price: $22.95
 
 

Overview

A provocatively entertaining, savagely funny satire on Donald Trump by the Booker Prize-winning author of The Finkler Question

Pussy is the story of Prince Fracassus, heir presumptive to the Duchy of Origen, famed for its golden-gated skyscrapers and casinos, who passes his boyhood watching reality shows on TV, imagining himself to be the Roman Emperor Nero, and fantasizing about hookers. He is idle, boastful, thin-skinned and egotistic; has no manners, no curiosity, no knowledge, no idea and no words in which to express them. Could he, in that case, be the very leader to make the country great again?

Reviews

"There are many aesthetic pleasures to be had in Pussy. If Trump's presidency is a source of continuing anxiety, then among its very few benefits is that it has moved one of our finest comic writers to write an elegantly savage satire of a man who defies satire." —Guradian

"This is hot revenge in print." —Washington Post

"Fantastical satire" —The Atlantic

Author Biography

Howard Jacobson won the Man Booker prize for The Finkler Question and was shortlisted for the prize for J. His other books include The Making of Henry, The Mighty Walzer, and Shylock Is My Name.