Strong Meat

John Lanchester

  • The Bellarosa Connection by Saul Bellow
    Secker, 102 pp, £11.95, January 1990, ISBN 0 436 19988 2
  • The War Zone by Alexander Stuart
    Hamish Hamilton, 207 pp, £11.95, March 1989, ISBN 0 241 12342 9
  • A Touch of Love by Jonathan Coe
    Duckworth, 156 pp, £9.95, April 1989, ISBN 0 7156 2277 3
  • Do it again by Martyn Harris
    Viking, 220 pp, £11.95, October 1989, ISBN 0 670 82858 0

Harry Fonstein, one of the four main characters in The Bellarosa Connection, is a now-prosperous American-Jewish businessman who was saved from a Fascist prison and smuggled to America by Mafia types acting at the behest of Billy Rose, the famous Jewish showbiz figure (‘Damon Runyon’s pal’) whom he had never met. This is Harry:

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