Wide Open

Wide Open

Book - 1998
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A Londoner who makes a living spraying pesticides and his eccentric relatives and neighbors, including the son of a pedophile and the female head of a boar farm, follow their unglamorous, bitterly comic destinies in the English suburbs

Blackwell North Amer

As winner of the highly prestigious IMPAC International Dublin Literary Award, Wide Open beat out books by such masters as Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, and Michael Cunningham. It is truly extraordinary work of fiction, taking readers into a small English seaside town, and into the minds and hearts of its remarkable inhabitants --  a man named Ronny, weed killer by trade, who has some strange things in common with a man he finds dangling from a bridge; Nathan, the son of a pedophile, who toils in the Underground's Lost Property department, endlessly logging missing items; Sara, purveyor of her family boar farm, and Lily, her teenage daughter, tragically born with unformed organs and blood that refuses to clot.  Starkly original and at turns hilarious, sad, and hopeful, Wide Open brilliantly displays Nicola Barker's delightfully singular literary talent.




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& Taylor

A Londoner who makes a living spraying pesticides and his eccentric relatives and neighbors, including the son of a pedophile and the female head of a boar farm, follow their unglamorous, bitterly comic destinies in the English suburbs.

Publisher: Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, 1998
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 293 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780880016322
0880016329
Branch Call Number: Bark

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