Pussy (Paperback)

By Howard Jacobson, Chris Riddell (Illustrator)

Random House UK, 9781787330207, 208pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2017



Pussy is the story of Prince Fracassus, heir presumptive to the Duchy of Origen, famed for its golden-gated skyscrapers and casinos, who passes his boyhood watching reality shows on TV, imagining himself to be the Roman Emperor Nero, and fantasizing about hookers. He is idle, boastful, thin-skinned and egotistic; has no manners, no curiosity, no knowledge, no idea and no words in which to express them. Could he, in that case, be the very leader to make the country great again?

About the Author

Howard Jacobson won the Man Booker prize for The Finkler Question and was shortlisted for the prize for J. His other books include The Making of Henry, The Mighty Walzer, and Shylock Is My Name.