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The novel centres around 8 hours in the life of the Author (unnamed), a literary celebrity in his forties, who is in Tel Aviv on a stifling hot night to give a reading. Bored, he looks for distraction - and finds copy. On the way he stops at a cafe where he 'bumps into' some of his own characters. In his head he conjures up the life stories of the people he meets, not least Ricky, an equally bored but seductive waitress. Later, even as the reading from his new book is underway, and the obligatory inane questions ('Why do ...

Rhyming Life and Death 2010, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099521020

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Rhyming Life & Death 2010, Mariner Books

ISBN-13: 9780547336244

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Rhyming Life & Death 2009, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780151013678

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Rhyming Life and Death 2009, Chatto & Windus, London

ISBN-13: 9780701182281

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