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Vanilla Bright like Eminem Summary
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 surgeons 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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""Freakish and deeply satisfying. Faber's elaborately imagined stories often end at a moment of tension or ambivalence, underscoring his characters' fragility and giving the book an uncanny coherence." - PW.
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Michel Faber Author Biography
Michel Faber was born in Holland. He moved with his family to Australia in
1967 and has lived in Scotland since 1992. His short story 'Fish' won the
Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short Story Competition in 1996 and is
included in his first collection of short stories, Some Rain Must Fall and
Other Stories (1998), winner of the Saltire Society Scottish First Book of
the Year Award.
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