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Clear: A Transparent Novel

(2004)
A novel by

 
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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Hardback Editions

January 2004 : UK Hardback
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
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: Clear: A Transparent Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-719361-0 / 978-0-00-719361-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2005 : USA Paperback
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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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Clear: A Transparent Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Clear: A Transparent Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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