Topics About Which I Know Nothing

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9780007139439: Topics About Which I Know Nothing

Scintillating, surprising, inventive fiction from one of the most expressive younger writers in Britain: 'Wise, humane, extraordinarily accomplished… Watch out for Patrick Ness' Patrick Neate

Scintillating, surprising, inventive fiction from one of the most talented young writers in Britain.

Have you heard the urban myth about Jesus's double-jointed elbows yet? 100% true. Or seen the latest reports on the 'groomgrabbing' trend – the benevolent kidnapping of badly-dressed children by their well-meaning (and more dapper) elders? Heard the one about the Amazon from the Isle of Man? Or perhaps you'd like a job in telesales, offering self-defence classes over the phone? Don't worry, as long as you meet the weekly quota, you won't be sent to the end of the hall…

Wonderfully original, fresh and funny, Topics About Which I know Nothing is stuffed to the gills with dizzyingly inventive writing and warming, puzzling emotions – a fictional guide to how the world might have turned out.

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'A wholly original, hugely enjoyable first novel… Interweaving gorgeously fresh characters and a wagonload of parallel plots, this is the product of a heart-warmingly deranged new voice.' Guardian

‘Patrick Ness recreates the world as we know it, infusing it with a charm and whimsy that brings to mind Calvino and, of course, the Ionesco of “Rhinoceros”. This is a true changeling of a book, both funny and subversive.’ T.C. Boyle

'I can't remember reading a novel in such a compulsive, leave-me-in-peace way since Tales From the City. More please!' Patrick Gale

'Ménages à trois, miracles and thwarted love – this is a very humane and entertaining tale' Observer

'A very funny novel, with its own indefinable flavour' Time Out

'A fun and intriguing read… Ness is a refreshingly big-hearted writer in these days of easy cynicism and cleverness.' Toronto Star

'Rich, complex, surprisingly wise… I'm eager to learn where Patrick Ness's imagination will take us next.' Toronto Globe & Mail

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New fiction by the author of The Crash of Hennington

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Ness, Patrick
Published by Flamingo (2004)
ISBN 10: 0007139438 ISBN 13: 9780007139439
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
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(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Flamingo, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007139438

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