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ISBN13: 9780553897937
ISBN10: 0553897934
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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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When an Arab and a Jew open a restaurant across the street from the U.N., a host of tragic and triumphant characters descend on the strange establishment

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 Italy’s Corriere della Sera. A Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in and around Seattle since 1962.

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Anne for foster kids, August 23, 2006 (view all comments by Anne for foster kids)
This explains the history of conflict in the middle east...no joke, but you will enjoy every turn by author Tom Robbins as he weaves a story that starts during the time of the Goddess and helps explain how the heck we all got to the mess we are in today! There is always a shred of truth that is the foundation of a Tom Robbins book. You won't believe it when you finish it what that shred of truth turns out to be! This is my favorite Tom Robbins book!

I met Tom Robbins in Central Park....my friends were all jealous! Okay, it wasn't a date, and I was just one of the many lined up at the reading to shake his hand, which I did!!!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553897937
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Restaurants
Author:
Robbins, Tom
Author:
Tom Robbins
Subject:
New York (New York)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
Restaurants
Subject:
Fiction-Literary
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Pacific Northwest-Literature Folklore and Memoirs
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Bantam Trade Pb
Publication Date:
19951101
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
432

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