Publication Date: 10/08/2017 ISBN: 9780008210878 Category:

You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine

Alexandra Kleeman

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 10/08/2017 ISBN: 9780008210878 Category:
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`The next voice of a generation’ Elle

LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE

A young woman called A lives with a young woman called B. B is becoming more and more like A: wearing her clothes, using her make-up. If A’s boyfriend, C, likes A because A is A, but now B is the same is A, where does that leave A?

`Brilliant. A contemporary take on Single White Female as scripted by Miranda July, shot through with elements of a distinctly Atwoodian dystopia’ Observer

`A disturbing, super-smart mystery’ Daily Mail

`As good a debut as I’ve ever read’ Zadie Smith

Publisher Review

`An existential thriller written in prose that points the way to the future. You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine is as good a debut as I've ever read' Zadie Smith `A disturbing, super-smart mystery' Daily Mail `Strange, entertaining ... a clever satire on the naval-gazing horrors of contemporary life' Financial Times `Weird and wonderful' Metro `Kleeman tackles zeitgeist female themes of wellness, orthorexia and individualism with a sharp and original voice. Most potent is her uncanny fascination with the body, which leaves you feeling totally off-kilter with your own' Sunday Times `Absurd and brilliant ... exalts in inventive, visceral language' Daily Telegraph `Alexandra Kleeman's debut tackles gender dynamics; advertising; our relationship with food, and ponders what it means to be a woman living in a world obsessed with how the female body looks' Psychologies `Destined to be one of the most talked about books this year' Reader's Digest `Everyone knows we inhabit a woozy landscape of flatness, repetition and irregular bodies, and here at last is its hyper-contemporary description. Alexandra Kleeman possesses a new tone - comical, malignant and addictive' Adam Thirlwell `Thomas Pynchon. David Foster Wallace. Don de Lillo. Haruki Murakami ... No one seems to have considered what a feminine equivalent might be. You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine provides the answer' Emerald Street `The next voice of a generation' Elle

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