ISBN 9780099939207,Barney's Version

Barney's Version

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ISBN 9780099939207
Publisher

Random House

Publication Year 2010
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780099939207

ISBN-10 0099939207
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 416 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Classic Fiction,General & Literary Fiction

Before his brain began to shrink, Barney Panofsky clung to two cher-ished beliefs. Life was absurd, and nobody ever truly understood any-body else. Even his friends tend to agree that Barney is 'a wife-abuser, an intellectual fraud, a purveyor of pap, a drunk with a pen-chant for violence and probably a murderer'. But when his sworn enemy threatens to publish this calumny, Barney is driven to write his own memoirs, rewinding the spool of his life, editing, selecting and plagiarising, as his memory plays tricks on him - and on the reader. Ebullient and perverse, he has seen off 3 wives before running off with a sober academic. Houdini-like, Barney slides from crisis to success, from lowlife to highlife in Montreal, Paris and London, his outrageous exploits culminating in the scandal he carries around like a humpback - the murder charge that he goes on denying to the end.
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