Vanilla Bright like Eminem
  • Published:
    Sep-2007 (Hardcover)
    Sep-2008 (Paperback)
  • Formats:
    Print
  • Main Genre:
    General Fiction
  • Pages:
    264
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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 “The Safehouse,” their histories and diagnoses written like endless ads on their T-shirts. In “Andy Comes Back,” a man awakens after a five-year coma, only to flee his home. In “The Eyes of the Soul,” perpetual televised beauty replaces the derelict view from a suburban picture window. In “Finesse,” 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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    • Sep-2008
    • Harvest
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0156033798
    • ISBN13: 9780156033794
    • First Edition
    • Sep-2007
    • Harcourt
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0151013144
    • ISBN13: 9780151013142



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