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Author Barker, Nicola, 1966-
Title Darkmans [ebook] / Nicola Barker
Publisher Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2008
Descript 1 online resource
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Summary Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Darkmans is an exhilarating, extraordinary examination of the ways in which history can play jokes on us all ... If History is just a sick joke which keeps on repeating itself, then who exactly might be telling it, and why? Could it be John Scogin, Edward IV's infamous court jester, whose favorite pastime was to burn people alive -- for a laugh? Or could it be Andrew Boarde, Henry VIII's physician, who kindly wrote John Scogin's biography? Or could it be a tiny Kurd called Gaffar whose days are blighted by an unspeakable terror of -- uh -- salad? Or a beautiful, bulimic harpy with ridiculously weak bones? Or a man who guards Beckley Woods with a Samurai sword and a pregnant terrier? Darkmans is a very modern book, set in Ashford [a ridiculously modern town], about two very old-fashioned subjects: love and jealousy. It's also a book about invasion, obsession, displacement and possession, about comedy, art, prescription drugs and chiropody. And the main character? The past, which creeps up on the present and whispers something quite dark -- quite unspeakable -- into its ear. The third of Nicola Barker's narratives of the Thames Gateway, Darkmans is an epic novel of startling originality
Awards Man Booker Prize for Fiction Shortlist, 2007
Subject City and town life -- England -- Fiction
Drug dealers -- England -- Fiction
Drug traffic -- England -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Spirit possession -- Fiction
Hallucinations and illusions -- Fiction
FICTION -- General.
City and town life.
Drug dealers.
Drug traffic.
Families.
Hallucinations and illusions.
Spirit possession.
Great Britain -- History -- Fiction
Genre Electronic books
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9780061659676
0061659673
9780061659683
0061659681

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