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CLEAR : A Transparent Novel

Barker, Nicola

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ISBN 10: 000719241X / ISBN 13: 9780007192410
Edité par 4th Estate, London, 2004
Etat : FINE Couverture rigide
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cloth, dust jacket, 346 pages, fine edition, first printing, d.j is NOT price-clipped, Set during the 44 days in Fall 2003 that the American illusionist David Blaine spent without food suspended over the Thames in a clear plastic box. The narrator is a young man called Adair MacKenny, who works in the London Assembly building and consequently finds his path to and from work impeded by Blaine lovers and haters. Even those who never make the journey down to Tower Bridge appear to be touched in some way. A bizarre novel from a brilliant, young UK novelist. Size: 8 Vo,.(22 cm). N° de réf. du libraire 1124067

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Titre : CLEAR : A Transparent Novel

Éditeur : 4th Estate, London

Date d'édition : 2004

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre :FINE

Etat de la jaquette : FINE

Edition : First Edition.

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*Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2004 *A Granta Best of British Novelist 2003 *Winner of the IMPAC PRIZE for her novel Wide Open On 5th September 2003, New York Illusionist David Blaine entered a small perspex box adjacent to the River Thames and commenced starving himself. Forty-four days later -- on 19th October -- he left the box, four stone lighter. That much, at least, is clear. And the rest? The crowds? The chaos? The hype? The rage? The rows? The lust? The filth? The bullshit? The hypocrisy? Nicola Barker fearlessly crams all that and more into this ribald and outrageous peep show of a novel, her most irreverent, caustic, up-to-the-minute work yet, laying bare the heart of our contemporary world, a world of illusion, delusion, celebrity and hunger.

About the Author:

Nicola Barker lives and works in east London. She was the winner of the David Higham Prize for Fiction and joint winner of the Macmillan Silver Pen Award for Love Your Enemies,her first collection of stories. Her second story collection,Heading Inland,received the John Llewellyn Rhys/Mail on Sunday Prize. Her novel Wide Open won the IMPAC Prize in 2000. She is one of Granta's 'Best Young British Novelists'of the decade.

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