You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine
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A lives with B. B seems to be becoming more and more like A. If A's boyfriend, C, likes A because A is A, but now B is the same as A, where does that leave A? And what has happened to the family across the street, who left one afternoon out of nowhere, covered in sheets with holes cut out for the eyes?
You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine by Alexandra Kleeman
'An existential thriller written in prose that points the way to the future' Zadie Smith
'Alexandra Kleeman understands the difficulty of having a flesh and blood body in a world of images and signs, she knows how it feels to be a hungry girl when appetite is a scandal, and how every relation with another person can feel like a stain on yourself. She has constructed a perfect fable for our present situation, an existential thriller written in prose that points the way to the future. You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine is as good a debut as I've ever read'
'Everyone knows we inhabit a woozy landscape of flatness, repetition and irregular bodies, and here at last is its hyper-contemporary description. Alexandra Kleeman possesses a new tone - comical, malignant and addictive'
'Magnificently weird and wise. Alexandra Kleeman breaks down and breaks apart all the ways in which we know ourselves, and our bodies, and our lovers, and our lovers' bodies. I didn't want to miss a word, or an inch'
Lauren Elkin, author of Flaneuse
'Excellent. The female body: What to do with it? You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine is a story about realizing you're hungry and trying to find out what for'
'No one has ever written about having a body the way Alexandra Kleeman does ... she writes like a gonzo journalist embedded in skin, discovering things like hair and saliva and eyeballs for the very first time'
'Kleeman's story is not really like any other, but could be described as a blend of the nightmarish disassociation of DeLillo's White Noise and the phantasmagoria of Bergman's Persona'
'This book will unsettle you; this book will make you feel intensely alive. Easily one of the best debuts of the year'
About the Author
Publication date26th January 2017
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PublisherFourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
CategoriesThriller / suspense
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