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Poor Things (Paperback)

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What strange secret made rich, beautiful, tempestuous Bella Baxter irresistible to the poor Scottish medical student Archie McCandless? Was it her mysterious origin in the home of his monstrous friend Godwin Baxter, the genius whose voice could perforate eardrums? This story of true love and scientific daring whirls the reader from the private operating-theatres of late-Victorian Glasgow through aristocratic casinos, low-life Alexandria and a Parisian bordello, reaching an interrupted climax in a Scottish church.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 04/11/2002 ISBN-13: 9780747562283  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Alasdair Gray won the the Whitbread and Guardian Awards for POOR THINGS. He is also the author of THE BOOK OF PREFACES, the story-collection, TEN TALES TALL AND TRUE, and the groundbreaking modern classic, LANARK.

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Alasdair Gray's Glaswegian retelling of Frankenstein is a bizarre but rewarding novel of uptight Victorian hypocrisy, scientific extremism and gender. The characters are unforgettably peculiar and the humour is pitch black. This is Gray at his subversive, awkward, mischievous best.

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Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 25/04/2016

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