Under the Skin

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Under the Skin

By Michel Faber

Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780156011600, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 16, 2001

Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Scarlett Johansson"A wonderful book - painful, lyrical, frightening, brilliant . . . I couldn't put it down." -- Kate Atkinson"The fantastic is so nicely played against the day-to-day that one feels the strangeness of both . . . A remarkable novel." The New York Times"Alternately gorgeous and terrifying, lyrical and brutal, "Under the Skin "compels and teases . . . Satisfying and successful." "Newsday"""In this haunting, entrancing novel, Michel Faber introduces us to Isserley, a female driver who cruises the Scottish Highlands picking up hitchhikers. Scarred and awkward, yet strangely erotic and threatening, she listens to her hitchhikers as they open up to her, revealing clues about who might miss them if they should disappear."Under the Skin" takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion.

About the Author
MICHEL FABER is the author of the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White, The Fahrenheit Twins and the Whitbread-shortlisted novel Under the Skin. The Apple, based on characters in The Crimson Petal and the White, was published in 2006. He has also written two novellas, The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps (2001) and The Courage Consort (2002), and has won several short-story awards, including the Neil Gunn, Ian St James and Macallan. Born in Holland and brought up in Australia, he now lives in the Scottish Highlands.