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A perfect collector copy. This is SIGNED on the title page. As new, never read. Perfect first printing. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-9477638475
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.
Verlag: Fourth Estate London
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Auflage: 1st Edition.
Buchbeschreibung Fourth Estate, London, 2007. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. Fine book in a very near fine dust jacket which has a tiny nick to the head of the spine. First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the title page. Extra postage will be requested for this book for shipment outside the United Kingdom. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2007 09 31
Buchbeschreibung 4th Estate, Great Britain, 2007. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. First Edition. A true UK first edition / first printing, with a number '1' on the copyright page. Signed by the author, in black ink. A perfect, unread copy of this intriguing Booker Prize-shortlisted novel. Not price-clipped. No inscriptions or marks. Absolutely superb condition. By the acclaimed author of 'Small Holdings', 'Wide Open' and 'Clear'. We protect all our books with a removable plastic cover, and send them with care. Please note: this is a very heavy book, and we might contact you to arrange extra postage. Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000561
Buchbeschreibung Fourth Estate, 2007. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. 1st Edition. A mint first printing in a likewise unclipped dust wrapper. This unread gift condition copy is SIGNED and Publication Day DATED 27/10/2011 by this Booker Listed author to the title page. An outstanding copy scarce to find with these superb attributes, especially pdd. BOXED DESPATC. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1509637574891