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ISBN13: 9780156011600
ISBN10: 0156011603
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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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Hailed as "original and unsettling, an "Animal Farm" for the new century" ("The Wall Street Journal"), this first novel introduces Isserley, a female driver who picks up hitchhikers with big muscles and listens for clues about who might miss them if they should disappear.

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Michel Faber's work has been published in twenty countries and received several literary awards. He lives in Scotland.

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lukas, March 28, 2015 (view all comments by lukas)
Dutch-born, Scottish-based writer Michael Faber wrote what I think is one of the great novels of our time, his massive, sweeping, ironic take on the Victorian novel, "The Crimson Petal and the White." I was familiar with "Under the Skin," his debut novel, from Jonathan Glazer's film, starring Scarlett Johnansson, one of last year's best (and most misunderstood) film. The book is quite a bit different and while it was an intriguing and original blend of sci-fi, horror, and social satire that recalled Huxley and Alex Garland, it didn't really come together for me. It's still well worth reading, as there's not much else like it in current fiction. But definitely see the film.
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ISBN:
9780156011600
production:
Narrator, Jack Perkins.
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Author:
Faber, Michel
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
Witchcraft
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
92-13
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.79 lb

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