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The Gooseboy

(1987)
A novel by

 
 
Doug and Dulcie Bysshe are twins. Doug is a successful film star living in the South of France, contemplating a new part as a saintly doctor in an African leper colony. Dulcie, busy and energetic, is fighting to retrieve her husband, the mournful and ineffective Pike, who has absconded to Nice with the adolescent Cherrimay Pugh. At the center of events is the Gooseboy, a creature with a double face—half faun, half deformed horror. In pithy and particular prose, A.L. Barker shrewdly questions the relations between the flesh and the spirit, the ridiculous and the terrible.

    

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Hardback Editions

September 1987 : UK Hardback

Title: The Gooseboy
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-09-172569-0 / 978-0-09-172569-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gooseboy
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-571-25911-1 / 978-0-571-25911-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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September 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gooseboy (VMC)
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 1-86049-721-7 / 978-1-86049-721-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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April 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gooseboy (Arena Books)
Author(s): A L Barker
ISBN: 0-09-955990-0 / 978-0-09-955990-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arena Arrow
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