Title: One Hand Clapping
Publication Date: 1972
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1972. Norton. 1st American Edition. Previous Owner’s Name Penned In front, Otherwise Very Good In Price-Clipped Dustjacket. 216 pages. February 1972. hardcover. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin. 0394472802. keywords: Literature England. inventory # 1854. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Used car salesman Howard Shirley is watching England’s most popular high-stakes TV quiz show with his wife, Janet, in their modest provincial house when it strikes him that his freakish ‘photographic brain’ might make them an easy fortune. It also leads to first-class travel, luxury hotels, mink coats, some misguided philanthropy, and ultimately, outrageously, and comically, not entirely accidental death. Talkatively and divertingly narrated from Janet’s worldly perspective, the tragi-comedy of Howard, his one-of-a-kind mind, and the modern world’s trivia and trivialities makes for vintage Burgess—at once hilarious and provocative. Previous Owner’s Name Penned In front, Otherwise Very Good In Price-Clipped Dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # 1854
Synopsis: Shirley and Howard are a handsome couple, Howard also has a photographic memory which leads him to success on the "Over and Over" TV quiz show. He increases his prize money by betting on the horses and then sets out with Shirley to sample the best that life can offer - including murder.
About the Author:
Anthony Burgess is the author of more than fifty works of fiction and nonfiction, among them A Clockwork Orange, A Dead Man in Deptford, the critically acclaimed Byrne, and One Man's Chorus.
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