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A Fictional Organ with a Surface Anatomy of Four Lobes

Liver( )
Author: Self, Will
Publication Date:Oct 2010
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

A collection of four related stories, centered on the largest of human organs: the liver. In a dusty London drinking club and an efficient euthanasia clinic, a glossy ad agency and a junky's windowless flat, Self's characters are slowly losing their livers--to cirrhosis, to cancer, to a hungry griffon vulture. Through the organic woes of these afflicted individuals, Self considers appetites and addictions, disease and decay, in a way that is at once demented, funny, and moving.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Fiction / Medical
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.61 x 8.25 x 0.79 Inches
Book Weight:0.59 Pounds
Author Biography
Self, Will (Author)

William Woodard "Will" Self was born on September 26, 1961. He is a British author, journalist and political commentator. He wrote ten novels, five collections of short fiction, three novellas and five collections of non-fiction writing. His novel Umbrella was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His subject matter often includes mental illness, illegal drugs and psychiatry.

Self is a regular contributor to publications including Playboy, The Guardian, Harpers, The New York Times and the London Review of Books. He also writes a column for New Statesman, and over the years he has been a columnist for The Observer, The Times and the Evening Standard. His columns for Building Design on the built environment, and for the Independent Magazine on the psychology of place brought him to prominence as a thinker concerned with the politics of urbanism.

Will Self will deliver the closing address at the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) 2015.


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