Near Fine unread copy. First Impression. Book has some very light imperfections, spine ends lightly pushed , dust-jacket mildly creased to spine ends.Excellent copy. Signed by the author to the title page.Heavy book that may require some extra postage. Bookseller Inventory #
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Darkmans is an exhilarating, extraordinary examination of the ways in which history can play jokes on us all... If History is just a sick joke which keeps on repeating itself, then who exactly might be telling it, and why? Could it be John Scogin, Edward IV's infamous court jester, whose favorite pastime was to burn people alive - for a laugh? Or could it be Andrew Boarde, Henry VIII's physician, who kindly wrote John Scogin's biography? Or could it be a tiny Kurd called Gaffar whose days are blighted by an unspeakable terror of - uh - salad? Or a beautiful, bulimic harpy with ridiculously weak bones? Or a man who guards Beckley Woods with a Samurai sword and a pregnant terrier?
Darkmans is a very modern book, set in Ashford [a ridiculously modern town], about two very old-fashioned subjects: love and jealousy. It's also a book about invasion, obsession, displacement and possession, about comedy, art, prescription drugs and chiropody. And the main character? The past, which creeps up on the present and whispers something quite dark - quite unspeakable - into its ear.
The third of Nicola Barker's narratives of the Thames Gateway, Darkmans is an epic novel of startling originality.
About the Author:
Nicola Barker is one of Britain's most original and exciting literary talents. She is the author of two short-story collections: Love Your Enemies [winner of the David Higham Prize and the Macmillan Silver Pen Award] and Heading Inland [winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize]. Her previous novels are Reversed Forecast, Small Holdings, Wide Open Behindlings and Clear, the last of which was long-listed for the 2005 Booker Prize. Her work is translated into twenty languages, and in 2000, she won the IMPAC Award for Wide Open. In 2003, Nicola Barker was named a Granta Best of British Novelist. She lives in London.
Title: Darkmans - Signed
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Fourth Estate, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0009115850
Book Description Fourth Estate, 2007. Perfect Paperback. Condition: Used; Acceptable. stain on side. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Seller Inventory # 3168205
Book Description -. Perfect Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Darkmans This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9780007193622
Book Description Fourth Estate 01/05/2007, 2007. Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Seller Inventory # 6545-9780007193622
Book Description Fourth Estate, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Damaged book. Please note this is a damaged book. The condition of this book is as stated above, however this book is slightly damaged in some way. Typically a grazed corner or torn cover. Thanks. Seller Inventory # CHL2891611
Book Description Fourth Estate, 2007. Condition: As New. 1st. Book in almost Brand New condition. Seller Inventory # GRP102042301
Book Description Fourth Estate. PERFECT PAPERBACK. Condition: Good. 0007193629 A readable copy of the book. Fingermarks present. Pages are discoloured. Slight creasing present. Un-clipped dust jacket is present. Ex school/library book comes with associated internal/external stamps and marks. Seller Inventory # E0030966
Book Description Ecco/HarperPerennial, 2007. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. Special Edition. Strip-bound advance reading copy of the U.S. edition, with cover image laid in. This belonged to Steven Moore, who reviewed it for the "Washington Post," which is included. Seller Inventory # ABE-11247226125
Book Description Fourth Estate, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1st UK edition, first printing. There are some marks on the dustwrapper where it's been splashed with something (drinking chocolate?!) and one or two very slight scuffs at the top of the spine (see photo). The book is very nearly Fine. Shortlisted for the MAN Booker Prize 2007. This is a large book and may require extra postage. Seller Inventory # ABE-1479490102774
Book Description Fourth Estate, London, 2007. Original Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Very slight bump to bottom front corner and slight marking to page edges but otherwise the book in near Fine. The jacket has very slight edge creasing but is also near Fine. First printing. Very heavy book so overseas postage will be more than the standard charge. Seller Inventory # 008876