In the Land of Oz
By Howard Jacobson
(Bloomsbury USA, Paperback, 9781608198955, 528pp.)
Publication Date: December 10, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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On what he calls “the adventure of his life,” Howard Jacobson travels around Australia, never entirely sure where he is heading next or whether he has the courage to tackle the wild life of the bush, the wild men of the outback, or the even wilder women of the seaboard cities.
In pursuit of the best of Australian good times, he joins revelers at Uluru, argues with racists in the Kimberleys, parties with winegrowers in the Barossa, and falls for ballet dancers in Perth. And even as vexed questions of national identity and Aboriginal land rights present themselves, his love for Australia and Australians never falters
An award-winning writer and broadcaster, Howard Jacobson has written the novels The Mighty Walzer (winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize), Kalooki Nights (longlisted for the Man Booker Prize), No More Mr. Nice Guy, Who’s Sorry Now?, The Finkler Question (winner of the Man Booker Prize 2010), and, most recently, Zoo Time, along with the collection of journalism Whatever It Is, I Don’t Like it. He lives in London.