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Venus by Hanif Kureishi

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Venus by Hanif Kureishi

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Maurice and Ian are veteran stage actors whose slow, inevitable decline is disrupted by the arrival in their lives of Ian's niece Jessie (Jodie Whittaker). While Jodie's house-keeping skills become a bone of contention between her and Ian, Maurice, on the other hand, finds himself attracted to Jodie and seeks an intimate relationship with her.

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With "Venus", Hanif Kureishi - celebrated author of "My Beautiful Laundrette" - turns his piercing glance onto the pains of old age. Maurice (played by Peter O'Toole) and Ian (Leslie Phillips) are veteran stage actors whose slow, inevitable decline is disrupted by the arrival in their lives of Ian's niece Jessie (Jodie Whittaker). While Jodie's house-keeping skills become a bone of contention between her and Ian, Maurice, on the other hand, finds himself attracted to Jodie and seeks a more intimate relationship with her. The dialogue between them is, by turns, humorous, painful and touching as Youth struggles with Age. Also included in this volume is an Introduction by Kureishi in which he reveals the inspiration for the screenplay in the work of the Japanese master Tanizaki.

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SKU GOR003016149
Title Venus
Author By (author) Hanif Kureishi
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Faber and Faber
Year Published 2007
Page Number 128
ISBN 0571235891
ISBN13 9780571235896
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.

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