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ISBN13: 9780553377880
ISBN10: 0553377884
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An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations…

It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but its the axis around which spins Tom Robbins's gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative new novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the lost god of Palestine — while the illusions that obscure humanity's view of the true universe fall away, one by one, like Salome's veils.

Skinny Legs and All deals, in Robbins's audacious manner, with today's most sensitive issues: race, politics, marriage, art, religion, money, and lust. It weaves lyrically through what some call the “end days of our planet. Refusing to avert its gaze from the horrors of the apocalypse, it also refuses to let the alleged end of the world spoil its mood. And its mood is defiantly upbeat.

In the gloriously inventive Tom Robbins style, here are characters, phrases, stories, and ideas that dance together on the page, wild and sexy, like Salome herself.

Or was it Jezebel?

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"Funny and tough...Robbins is an American Original." Washington Magazine

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“Tom Robbins is a vital national treasure.” The Oregonian

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"Robbins possesses magnet-like power." USA Today

About the Author

Tom Robbins has been called “a vital natural resource” by The Oregonian, “one of the wildest and most entertaining novelists in the world” by the Financial Times of London, and “the most dangerous writer in the world today” by Fernanda Pivano of Italys Corriere della Sera. A Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in and around Seattle since 1962.

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Elizabeth R, May 24, 2009 (view all comments by Elizabeth R)
My favorite book from one of my favorite authors, Skinny Legs and All contains wisdom, humor, spirituality, and a talking spoon. It's really fairly indescribable other than it's wonderful and you will be a better person after reading it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553377880
Author:
Robbins, Tom
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
New York (New York)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19951131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.34x5.30x.91 in. .73 lbs.

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