Under the Skin by Michel Faber

Hailed as "original and unsettling, an Animal Farm for the new century" (The Wall Street Journal), this first novel lingers long after the last page has been turned. Described as a "fascinating psychological thriller" (The Baltimore Sun), this entrancing novel introduces Isserley, a female driver who picks up hitchhikers with big muscles. She, herself, is tiny--like a kid peering up over the steering wheel. 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. At once humane and horrifying, Under the Skin takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory--our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion. A grotesque and comical allegory, a surreal representation of contemporary society run amok, Under the Skin has been internationally received as the arrival of an exciting talent, rich and assured.

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The 1098th greatest fiction book of all time


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I've Got You Under My Skin: A Novel Kindle Edition 13 $10.99 2014
I've Got You Under My Skin: A Novel Hardcover 86 $13.50 $17.48 2014
I've Got You Under My Skin Audio CD 2859 $17.25 $20.56 2014
Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race. Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us. Paperback 34515 $5.87 $1.30 2016
Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race--and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us Hardcover 158 $13.41 $13.99 2015
Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race--and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us Kindle Edition 1641 2015
Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race--and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us Audio CD 70994 $24.99 2015
Under Their Skin Paperback 267076 $6.31 $1.71 2017
In Over Their Heads (Under Their Skin) Paperback 552688 $5.72 $5.71 2018
The Country Under My Skin: A Memoir of Love and War Paperback 74012 $4.56 $2.00 2003
Under the Skin Kindle Edition 131862 2001
Under the Skin Hardcover 801157 $25.99 $1.93 2000
Under the Skin Paperback 1355983 $18.36 $2.99
Under the Skin Audio CD 6120853 $17.37 $11.98 2012
Under the Skin Paperback 4735066 $17.50 $6.98 2001
Under the Skin Paperback 343046 $5.99 $1.46 2001
Under the Skin Paperback 6194628 $97.99 $1.10 2004
Under the Skin (English and French Edition) Paperback 9887886 $7.01 $2.22 2014