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													Under the Skin by  Michel: FABER
	 - Paperback
			 - First edition
			 - from Tom Coleman (SKU: 6629)

Under the Skin

													Under the Skin by  Michel: FABER
	 - Paperback
			 - First edition
			 - from Tom Coleman (SKU: 6629)
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Under the Skin

by FABER, Michel:

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ISBN 10
0862419271
ISBN 13
9780862419271
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Edinburgh Canongate 2000. FIRST EDITION. Advance Proof. Softcover. 8vo. 8 x 5 inches. Laminated covers. 296 pages. Mint. "Macabre, beautifully written, totally entertaining and ultimately deeply affecting, 'Under the Skin' is a quite brilliant debut novel".

Synopsis

Isserley picks up hitchhikers with big muscles. She, herself, is tiny-like a kid peering up over the steering wheel. She has a remarkable face and wears the thickest corrective lenses anyone has ever seen. Her posture is suggestive of some spinal problem. Her breasts are perfect; perhaps implants. She is strangely erotic yet somehow grotesque, vulnerable yet threatening. Her hitchhikers are a mixed bunch of men-trailer trash and travelling postgrads, thugs and philosophers. But Isserley is only interested in whether they have families and whether they have muscles. Then, it's only a question of how long she can endure her pain-physical and spiritual-and their conversation. Michel Faber's work has been described as a combination of Roald Dahl and Franz Kafka, as Somerset Maugham shacking up with Ian McEwan. At once humane and horrifying, Under the Skin takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory-our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion. A grotesque and comical allegory announcing the arrival of an exciting talent, rich and assured.

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bookseller
Tom Coleman GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
6629
Title
Under the Skin
Author
FABER, Michel:
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0862419271
ISBN 13
9780862419271
Publisher
Edinburgh Canongate 2000
Place of Publication
Edinburgh
This edition first published
2000
Keywords
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