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Vanilla Bright like Eminem
by Michel Faber
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0151013144, Hardcover)
Michel 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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A collection of short fiction captures the diverse worlds of characters at important, unusual, and familiar turning points in their lives, in "The Safehouse," "Andy Comes Back," "The Eyes of the Soul," "Finesse," and twelve other works.
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