Sabbath's Theater

Sabbath's Theater

Book - 1996
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Sabbath's Theater is a comic creation of epic proportions, and Mickey Sabbath is its gargantuan hero. Once a scandalously inventive puppeteer, Sabbath at sixty-four is still defiantly antagonistic and exceedingly libidinous. But after the death of his long-time mistress--an erotic free spirit whose adulterous daring surpassed even his own--Sabbath embarks on a turbulent journey into his past. Bereft and grieving, besieged by the ghosts of those who loved and hated him most, he contrives a succession of farcical disasters that take him to the brink of madness and extinction.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996, c1995
ISBN: 9780679772590
0679772596
Characteristics: 451 p. ; 21 cm

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susann206
Dec 17, 2011

About 70 percent of this book was devoted to graphic sexual experiences and descriptions which got a little old after while. The other 30 percent was an interesting insight into the mind and life of an aging man whose choices and actions have put him in the postion of having virtually no resouces. His way of dealing with this and his will to live life on his own terms provides an insight to a unique way of looking at life.

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GrumpyDave
Dec 11, 2010

1995 National Book Award - Fiction

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Cabby
Dec 05, 2007

Finalist 1996 Pulitzer prize.

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