His latest novel is Now You See Him.
For the Guardian, he named his "top 10 scenes from the battle of the sexes." One novel on the list:
Herzog by Saul BellowRead about the other items on Gottlieb's list.
Arguably his most perfectly achieved book (Auden told him it's only fault was it was too well-written) it's also a novel of paybacks for real-world slights. That may account for the prussic acid nastiness with which the adulterous lovers at the heart of the book are depicted. Bellow stands quite justly accused of writing somewhat one-dimensional female characters, but the dialogues between the power-mad bluestocking wife and the thwarted professor-husband, are fabulously, irresistibly mean-spirited.
Read an excerpt from Now You See Him, and learn more about the book and author at Eli Gottlieb's website and blog.
The Page 69 Test: Eli Gottlieb's Now You See Him.