Two Rakes, Not Much Progress: A Cautionary Tale About the Price of Changing Partners

In a 2002 comic novel only now available in the U.S., Booker winner Howard Jacobson has two couples mix and match between them. For a while, everyone seems to have gained, but how long can such an arrangement last?

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“Who’s Sorry Now?,” by Howard Jacobson. Bloomsbury USA, 336 pages, $17 (paperback)