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Venus

Hanif Kureishi
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571235896
Date Published
04.01.2007
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Summary

With VENUS, Hanif Kureishi turns his piercing gaze onto the pains of old age. Maurice (Peter O’Toole) and Ian (Leslie Phillips) are veteran stage actors whose slow, inevitable decline is disrupted by the arrival in their lives of Ian’s niece Jessie (Jodie Whittaker). While Jessie’s housekeeping skills make for a bone of contention with Ian, Maurice finds himself attracted to her.
Kureishi has crafted a disturbing, wry and profoundly moving swansong for his characters.
Also included in this volume is an Introduction by Kureishi in which he describes the inspiration he drew from the Japanese master Tanizaki.

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Hanif Kureishi grew up in Kent and studied philosophy at King’s College London. His novels include The Buddha of Suburbia, which won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel, The Black Album, Intimacy and The Last Word. His screenplays include My Beautiful Laundrette, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and Le Week-End. He…

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