Clear : A Transparent Novel (Paperback)

Author: Barker, Nicola

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On September 5, 2003, illusionist David Blaine entered a small Perspex box adjacent to London''s Thames River and began starving himself. Forty-four days later, on October 19, he left the box, fifty pounds lighter. That much, at least, is clear. And the rest? The crowds? The chaos? The hype? The rage? The fights? The lust? The filth? The bullshit? The hypocrisy?

Nicola Barker fearlessly crams all that and more into this ribald and outrageous peep show of a novel, her most irreverent, caustic, up-to-the-minute work yet, laying bare the heart of our contemporary world, a world of illusion, delusion, celebrity, and hunger.

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Publisher Ecco Press
Mfg Part# 9780060797577
SKU 39982443
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0060797576
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.5L x 0.75T
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Editors Note On September 5, 2003, illusionist David Blaine entered a small Perspex box adjacent to London's Thames River and began starving himself. Forty-four days later, on October 19, he left the box, fifty pounds lighter. That much, at least, is clear. And the rest? The crowds? The chaos? The hype? The rage? The fights? The lust? The filth? The bullshit? The hypocrisy?Nicola Barker fearlessly crams all that and more into this ribald and outrageous peep show of a novel, her most irreverent, caustic, up-to-the-minute work yet, laying bare the heart of our contemporary world, a world of illusion, delusion, celebrity, and hunger.
Annotation In the fall of 2003, in London, a magician and illusionist named David Blaine spent 44 very public days in a glass box with no food--only water. Supported by thousands of fans who visited the site, he was also vilified by people who considered his ordeal simply silly. But Blaine, when he left the box, said it was one of the most important experiences of his life. This unusual novel observes his feat from the perspective of a young man named Adie, whose office window looks out on Blaine in his box, and who is in love with Aphra, who likes to watch Blaine at night, when he is sleeping. The two gradually begin to find not only meaning but a form of art in the idea of the man in the box.
Editors Note 2 On September 5, 2003, illusionist David Blaine entered a small Perspex box adjacent to London's Thames River and began starving himself. Forty-four days later, on October 19, he left the box, fifty pounds lighter. That much, at least, is clear. And the rest? The crowds? The chaos? The hype? The rage? The fights? The lust? The filth? The bullshit? The hypocrisy? Nicola Barker fearlessly crams all that and more into this ribald and outrageous peep show of a novel, her most irreverent, caustic, up-to-the-minute work yet, laying bare the heart of our contemporary world, a world of illusion, delusion, celebrity, and hunger.
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Number of Pages 0346
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