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The Last Word

Hanif Kureishi

An outrageous, clever and very funny novel of sex, lies, art and what defines a life.

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£8.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571333615
Date Published
03.05.2018
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Summary

Mamoon is an eminent Indian-born writer who has made a career in England — but now, in his early seventies, his reputation is fading, his book sales have dried up and his new wife has expensive tastes. Harry, a young writer, is commissioned to write a biography to revitalise Mamoon’s career. He greatly admires Mamoon’s work and wants to uncover the truth of the artist’s life, but Harry’s publisher seeks a more salacious tale of sex and scandal to generate headlines. Meanwhile, Mamoon himself is mining a different truth altogether — but which one of them will have the last word?

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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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