Gabriel Jacoby can't get to sleep. In fact, he can't get anywhere at all, either in his Triumph Dolomite or his life.
Everything around him, from his large collection of coffee-machines to his balding Bradford-born flatmate, is breaking down.
Not that Gabriel is bothered; he's too busy being in love with his intensely happily married brother's wife.
Which is why Gabriel chooses to waste all his time - because he knows that whatever else he might achieve, it won't be happiness.
There's no way there, when you're in love with your brother's wife. Unless you remember your brother's wife has a sister...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 05/10/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780349113555
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Review by ascapola
London Jewish insomniac is in love with his brother's beautiful wife and starts going out with her sister. I found it rather predictable, slow to get through and not that funny. There were some amusing observations, but even these felt rather exaggerated.