Oscar-winning writer Steve Tesich masterfully creates and destroys the sad, mad world of Saul Karoo.
Karoo is an alcoholic who can't get drunk, a loving father who can't bear to be alone with his son, a fixer of film scripts who admits that he ruins every one of them.
Calamity and comedy accompany Saul on his odyssey through sex, death and showbusiness as he seeks to 'fix' both a master director's greatest film and his own broken life at the same time.
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"Karoo has all the ingredients of a truly great novel. Its plot has the pathos of a Greek tragedy and enough twists and turns to satisfy the most avid Raymond Chandler fan. The characters come alive as soon as they appear on the page. Fantastic" ( Literary Review)
"Utterly wonderful... This novel does supremely what novels were invented to do - it confronts the most unbearable sadness with a comic exhilaration that makes you almost pleased that life is tragic" (Howard Jacobson)
"Mordantly funny, unexpectedly moving and brutally honest about the business of making movies" (Richard E Grant)
"Fascinating. A real satiric invention, loaded with wise outrage" (Arthur Miller)
"Terrific. Nakedly honest, a tour de force of self-destruction. As Saul spirals into free-fall we're with him all the way, because he's so furiously funny" (Deborah Moggach)
"Drop whatever else you're reading. It won't be as good as Karoo. It certainly won't be as funny"
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Saul Karoo is a successful Hollywood script doctor, a fixer of flawed films, He is fifty, overweight, a heavy drinker and chain smoker. He is at an age when things break down, but he has not health insurance. His separation from his wife, Dianah, has become another form of marriage. His relationship with his son, Billy, a college student, is one of pure avoidance. He cannot free himself from the grip of the powerful producer Jay Cromwell. The unnecessay scenes that he has effortlessly cut from other people's screenplays seem to threaten his own life. But Saul Karoo is the ultimate fixer. He must find an emotional and intellectual solution-yet the one he chooses may in the end prove more deadly than the problems it was intended to solve. Hauntingly human, full of sadness and humor, recognizable in place and time, Karoo is a memorable creation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0151002959
Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0151002959
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