Fine first printing in original wrappers and with the fragile brown acetate printed dustwrapper. The book itself is square and tight, without creases. The dustwrapper is complete with a miniscule closed tear at the base of the spine panel. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: The novel centres around a female character, Isserly, who seems to be obsessed with picking up male hitch-hikers, as long as they are muscular and fit. As the story unfolds, the reader comes to realise that Isserly's motives are rather unusual.
Isserley always drove straight past a hitch-hiker when she first saw him, to give herself time to size him up. She was looking for big muscles: a hunk on legs. Puny, scrawny specimens were no use to her.So begins Michel Faber's first novel: a lone female scouts the Scottish Highlands in search of well-proportioned men and the reader is given to expect the unfolding of some latter-day psychosexual drama. But commonplace expectation is no guide for this strange and deeply unsettling book; small details at first, then more major clues, suggest that something deeply bizarre is afoot. What are the reason's for Isserley's extensive surgical scarring, her thick glasses (which are just glass), her excruciating backache? Who are the solitary few who work on the farm where her cottage is located? And why are they all nervous about the arrival of someone called Amlis Vess?
The ensuing narrative is one of such cumulative, compelling strangeness that it almost defies description--the one thing that can be said with certainty is that Under The Skin is unlike anything else you have ever read. The result is a narrative of enormous imaginative and emotional coherence from a writer whose control of his medium is nearly flawless and who applies the rules of psychological realism to a fictional world that is terrifying and unearthly to the point that the reader's identification with Isserley becomes one of absolute sympathy.
Michel Faber's debut deserves to inherit and expand upon the acclaim bestowed upon his short-story collection Some Rain Must Fall. Under the Skin is a reviewer's nightmare and a reader's dream: a book so distinctive, so elegantly written and so original that all one can say is simply to experience it. An extraordinary first book. -- Burhan Tufail
Título: Under the Skin-SIGNED FIRST PRINTING
Editorial: Canongate Books Ltd
Año de publicación: 2000
Encuadernación: Original Wraps
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción Canongate Books Ltd, 2000. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP29686386
Descripción Canongate Books Ltd, 2000. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP89801511
Descripción Canongate Books Ltd, 2000. Estado de conservación: Very Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP93557585
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001312188
Descripción Canongate Books Ltd 2000-04-03, 2000. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. All books are pre-owned and will have been read by someone else before you. They may well show signs of minor wear and tear. Please note, cover images are illustrative only, and the actual book cover and edition can vary. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780862419271-21
Descripción Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh, 2000. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Good+. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good Minus. 1st Edition. 8.5" x 5.5". Dust jacket is somewhat worn particularly to edges, including several small tears at the top edge that have been repaired with tape. Spine of dust jacket is somewhat yellowed.Binding is in good, clean condition with some mild general wear, particularly to edges. Fore edges somewhat dirty. Pages otherwise clean. Nº de ref. de la librería FIRST635
Descripción Canongate Books Ltd, 2000. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Flat Signed by Author to title page. Very good condition paperback with minimal wear. Contents are clean and bright throughout with no markings. Comes with a jacket covering. 1st Impression. Nº de ref. de la librería 9999-9993565431
Descripción Canongate, Edinburgh, 2000. Paperback in Glassine Wrapper. Estado de conservación: Good Plus. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. First edition, first printing, paperback original in glassine wrap (This is the true first printing of the author's first novel). 21.5 × 13.5cm, 296pp. Signed directly to the half-title by Michel Faber. Set in northern Scotland, Under the Skin traces an extraterrestrial who, manifesting in human form, drives around the Scottish countryside picking up male hitchhikers whom she drugs and delivers to her home planet. The novel, which was Michel Faber's debut, was shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread Award. Condition: Good plus condition. Whilst the book is intact, and with clean pages, it is a little kinked although this would probably straighten out if left on a bookshelf between others. The last ten pages are creased to the fore edge at the top but otherwise a good copy. Signed by The Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 006714
Descripción Canongate Books Ltd, 2000. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: As New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: As New. 1st Edition. Unread copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 008728
Descripción Edinburgh Canongate, 2000. FIRST EDITION. Advance Proof. Softcover. 8vo. 8 x 5 inches. Laminated covers. 296 pages. Mint. "Macabre, beautifully written, totally entertaining and ultimately deeply affecting, 'Under the Skin' is a quite brilliant debut novel". Nº de ref. de la librería 6629