Under the Skin

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001 - 319 páginas
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"A wonderful book - painful, lyrical, frightening, brilliant . . . I couldn't put it down." -- Kate Atkinson

"The fantastic is so nicely played against the day-to-day that one feels the strangeness of both . . . A remarkable novel." - The New York Times

"Alternately gorgeous and terrifying, lyrical and brutal, Under the Skin compels and teases . . . Satisfying and successful." --Newsday

In this haunting, entrancing novel, Michel Faber introduces us to Isserley, a female driver who cruises the Scottish Highlands picking up hitchhikers. Scarred and awkward, yet strangely erotic and threatening, she listens to her hitchhikers as they open up to her, revealing clues about who might miss them if they should disappear. Under the Skin takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory--our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion.
 

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UNDER THE SKIN

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An eerie debut novel from Faber, Dutch-born, turns the Scottish Highlands into a landscape from The Twilight Zone as Scotland's brawny best meet their match in the diminutive Isserly, who takes many ... Leer comentario completo

Under the skin

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The publisher reports that there is lots of excitement about this quirky little import from Scotland, whose heroine--tiny, birdlike Isserley, who wears incredibly thick glasses and has a knock-out ... Leer comentario completo

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Contenido

Sección 1
50
Sección 2
51
Sección 3
119
Sección 4
141
Sección 5
151
Sección 6
187
Sección 7
190
Sección 8
207
Sección 9
208
Sección 10
218
Sección 11
219
Sección 12
265
Sección 13
296
Sección 14
315
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Acerca del autor (2001)

Michel Faber was born in The Hague, Netherlands on April 13, 1960. He was educated at the University of Melbourne. His books include The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fahrenheit Twins, Under the Skin, The Apple, and The Book of Strange New Things. He is also the author of two novellas, The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps and The Courage Consort. He won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. He made The New York Times Best Seller List with his title The Book of Strange New Things. This title also made the shortlist for the Arthur C Clarke Award for science-fiction in 2015.

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