16.36 Michel Faber Under the Skin

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Under the Skin

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Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Scarlett Johansson"A wonderful book - painful, lyrical, frightening, brilliant . . . I couldn't put it down." -- Kate Atkinson"The fantastic is so nicely played against the day-to-day that one feels the strangeness of both . . . A remarkable novel." The New York Times"Alternately gorgeous and terrifying, lyrical and brutal, "Under the Skin "compels and teases . . . Satisfying and successful." "Newsday"""In this haunting, entrancing novel, Michel Faber introduces us to Isserley, a female driver who cruises the Scottish Highlands picking up hitchhikers. Scarred and awkward, yet strangely erotic and threatening, she listens to her hitchhikers as they open up to her, revealing clues about who might miss them if they should disappear."Under the Skin" takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion."

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2001 07 Pages: 320 Publisher: Harvest Books hailed as Original and unsettling. AN Animal Farm for the new century (The Wall Street Journal). this first novel lingers long after the last page has been turned. Described as a fascinating psychological thriller (The Baltimore Sun). this entrancing novel introduces Isserley. a female driver who picks up hitchhikers with big muscles. She. herself. is tiny-like a kid peering up over the steering wheel. Scarred and awkward. yet strangely erotic and threatening. she listens to her hitchhikers as they open up to her. revealing clues about who might miss them if they should disappear. 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. a surreal representation of conte...

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Isserley spends most of her time driving. But why is she so interested in picking up hitchhikers? And why are they always male, well-built and alone? An utterly unpredictable and macabre mystery, Michel Faber's debut novel is an outstanding piece of fiction that will stay with you long after you have turned the last page.

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