The Crimson Petal and the White
By Michel Faber
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151006922, 848pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2002
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Twenty years in its conception, research, and writing, "The Crimson Petal and the White" is teeming with life, rich in texture and incident, with characters breathtakingly real. In a class by itself, it's a big, juicy, must-read of a novel that will delight, enthrall, provoke, and entertain young and old, male and female.
Michel Faber's work has been published in twenty countries and received several literary awards. He lives in Scotland.
PRAISE FOR UNDER THE SKIN
"Michel Faber is a strong, moral voice, and this first novel promises great things for the future."--The Wall Street Journal
"A fascinating book . . . The fantastic is so nicely played against the day-to-day that one feels the strangeness of both. . . . Remarkable."--The New York Times Book Review
"An extraordinary book that touches on the most profound issues of the human condition."--The Times (London)