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The Mighty Walzer

by Howard Jacobson

Paperback, 387 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $16 |


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In 1950s Manchester, England, Oliver Walzer, a shy Jewish boy, comes of age in a household dominated by women and finds that he has a natural talent for ping-pong, but things do not go as smoothly for him when it comes to women and sex.

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'The Mighty Walzer,' Pingpong Wizard (Of Sorts)

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