M ichel Faber is not only a master storyteller but a daring innovator as well. Here are the pitch-perfect prose, indelible characterizations, and deep empathy for which he has been highly acclaimed. Here also is a satirical streak that depicts individuals at uncanny and all-too-familiar turning points in their lives. The alienated find sanctuary in ÒThe Safehouse,Ó their histories and diagnoses written like endless ads on their T-shirts. In ÒAndy Comes Back,Ó a man awakens after a five-year coma, only to flee his home. In ÒThe Eyes of the Soul,Ó perpetual televised beauty replaces the derelict view from a suburban picture window. In ÒFinesse,Ó a dictator holds his surgeon’s family hostage to the outcome of a risky operation. These sixteen stories move from unspeakable sadness through moments of exquisitely distilled happiness.
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MICHEL FABER is the author of the bestselling The Crimson Petal and the White, as well as three other books. His work has been translated into twenty languages. He lives in the Scottish Highlands.About the Author:
Michel Faber's work has been published in twenty countries and received several literary awards. He lives in Scotland.
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Book Description Harcourt, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents The Safehouse 1 Andy Comes Back 27 The Eyes of the Soul 37 Serious Swimmers 49 Explaining Coconuts 61 Finesse 77 Flesh Remains Flesh 97 Less than Perfect 111 A Hole with Two Ends 127 The Smallness of the Action 139 All Black 153 Mouse 171 Someone to Kiss It Better 193 Beyond Pain 209 Tabitha Warren 227 Vanilla Bright like Eminem 239. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0151013144
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Book Description Harcourt, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Faber, Michel. VANILLA BRIGHT LIKE EMINEM. NY: Harcourt, c2007. First edition. first printing. 246pp. Lg 8vo. New hardcover copy with as new d/j. Bookseller Inventory # 77476
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Book Description Harcourt, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110151013144