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A man has died and an estate lawyer, hired by the family, is making an inventory of the contents of his apartment. While he struggles to complete this work, the dead man's niece and her cousin are cleaning the apartment. The one woman's children run rampant through the place leading to endless interruptions. As the days pass, the woman without children draws the lawyer into the story of the man and his son who lived alone together in the apartment with their cat Oscar. The woman, who had an ambi ...more
Gabriel Josipovici was born in Nice in 1940 of Russo-Italian, Romano-Levantine parents. He lived in Egypt from 1945 to 1956, when he came to Britain. He read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, graduating with a First in 1961. From 1963 to 1998 he taught at the University of Sussex. He is the author of seventeen novels, three volumes of short stories, eight critical works, and numerous stage and ...moreMore about Gabriel Josipovici...