First published in 1965, this novel asks you not to laugh: it's Berl…
Berl's wife ran away with the gardener. Could you blame her? Berl is a little Jewish odd-job man who wanders around in a black serge suit, striped trousers, sandals and a black homburg hat with fungus growing on it.
Berl's a born victim.
Always trouble. Crisis after crisis.
As for now, the only thing that's worrying Berl is maybe his wife will come back.
“Hapless, Luckless, Feckless, Lovable, Indestructible and Stupendously Funny” -Daily Telegraph