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Clear: A Transparent Novel

(2004)
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
A raucous, exuberant new novel about the outrageous circus surrounding David Blaine's October 2003 starvation test at Tower Bridge from Nicola Barker, a Granta Best of British Novelist. On 5th September 2003, New York illusionist David Blaine entered a small perspex box adjacent to the River Thames and commenced starving himself. 44 days later -- on 19th October -- he left the box, four stone lighter. That much, at least, is clear. And the rest? The crowds? The chaos? The hype? The rage? The rows? The lust? The filth? The bullshit? The hypocrisy? Nicola Barker fearlessly crams all that and more into this ribald and outrageous peep show of a novel, her most irreverent, caustic, up-to-the-minute work yet, laying bare the heart of our contemporary world, a world of illusion, delusion, celebrity and hunger.

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September 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: Clear: A Transparent Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-719241-X / 978-0-00-719241-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

October 2011 : UK Paperback

Title: Clear
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-743765-X / 978-0-00-743765-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Clear: A Transparent Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-719361-0 / 978-0-00-719361-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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June 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clear: A Transparent Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-06-079757-6 / 978-0-06-079757-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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October 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Clear: A Transparent Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Clear: A Transparent Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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