Tanya Gold Tanya Gold

Trump, the emptiest mind

An interview with Howard Jacobson, whose new novel explores the hinterland of the infant US President

Howard Jacobson awoke to the news of Trump’s victory in November. He had no newspaper column so, what could he do? Write a novel, said his wife, and he did, in six weeks. It is called Pussy, and it is a short and horrifying hypothetical biography of Donald Trump, now an infant prince called Fracassus, born into a noble family of property developers.

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