May 12, 2021

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Morality tale suffers for not being fiction: review of A Theft: My Con Man by Hanif Kureishi

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Hanif KureishiHanif Kureishi was cheated out of £120,000 of life savings in 2012 by a partner at an accountancy firm. The alleged investment fraud was announced in news reports last year to add to those stories of famous folk – the John Malkoviches and other Ponzi Scheme victims – duped out of what they have.

Celebrities have usually kept quiet afterwards, so Kureishi’s story of his swindling by the man who is here called Jeff Chandler is an unlikely –perhaps brave – subject for a book.

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