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Under the Skin

by Michel Faber

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on Under the Skin

A brilliantly told and beautifully written novel that defies categorisation, Under the Skin introduces Isserley, a woman obsessed with picking up male hitchhikers - so long as they're well-muscled.  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. With an introduction by David Mitchell.  

Sarah Broadhurst

Under the Skin Synopsis

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?

Under the Skin Press Reviews

'... strange, adept, original ... Would that more first novels were as adventurous or as funky and daring in their conception.' - Independent on Sunday

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ISBN: 9781782112112
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781782112112
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782112112
Publication date: 6th March 2014
Author: Michel Faber
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
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About Michel Faber

Michel Faber has written seven other books, including the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fahrenheit Twins and the Whitbread-shortlisted novel Under the Skin. The Apple, based on characters in The Crimson Petal and the White, was published in 2006. He has also written two novellas, The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps (2001) and The Courage Consort (2002), and has won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. Born in Holland, brought up in Australia, he now lives in the Scottish Highlands.   Author photo © Eva Faber

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