Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins

SKINNY LEGS AND ALL: An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations.... It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it's the axis around which spins this gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the lost god of Palestine--while the illusions that obscure humanity's view of the true universe fall away, one by one, like Salome's veils. Skinny Legs and All deals with today's most sensitive issues: race, politics, marriage, art, religion, money, and lust. It weaves lyrically through what some call the "end days" of our planet. Refusing to avert its gaze from the horrors of the apocalypse, it also refuses to let the alleged end of the world spoil its mood. And its mood is defiantly upbeat. In the gloriously inventive Tom Robbins style, here are characters, phrases, stories, and ideas that dance together on the page, wild and sexy, like Salome herself. Or was it Jezebel? From the Hardcover edition.

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The 2456th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 70th on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Skinny Legs and All Hardcover 81623 $6.45 $0.01 1990
Skinny Legs and All Mass Market Paperback 649237 $6.08 $0.01 1991
Skinny Legs and All Paperback 3872714 $10.87 $4.28 2002
Skinny Legs and All Kindle Edition 29852 2003
Skinny Legs and All Paperback 991889 $14.00 $3.97 1990
Skinny Legs & All Hardcover 7524532 $20.60 $1.79
Skinny Legs & All 1ST Edition Hardcover 2122690 $6.02
Skinny Legs and All: A Novel Paperback 97225 $9.23 $1.39 1995