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The Three Button Trick

(1999)
Selected Stories
A collection of stories by

 
The best short stories from perhaps England's finest young female comic writer. 'If her prose style wasn't so devastatingly funny and totally original she might be someone it's fun to hate. As it is, reading her short stories makes you wish you had a best friend just like her... No-one else in England writes like this.' Tatler This selection of Nicola Barker's finest short stories contains work first published in Heading Inland and Love Your Enemies 'Terse, droll, and unsettling tales from a highly idiosyncratic young writer. They share with her novels a conviction that life is stranger than we imagine and perhaps stranger than we can imagine and that only those willing to pursue extreme behavior of one sort or another (or incapable of doing otherwise) are likely to glimpse the true, deeply weird parameters of existence. A 16-year-old girl, in 'Layla's Nose Job', is burdened with a grotesque nose. But plastic surgery only serves to demonstrate that her strangeness isn't just skin-deep. The discovery turns her ingeniously violent.

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Hardback Editions

July 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Three Button Trick And Other Stories
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-88001-677-9 / 978-0-88001-677-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE THREE BUTTON TRICK: Selected stories
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-729280-5 / 978-0-00-729280-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Three Button Trick: Selected Stories
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-714798-8 / 978-0-00-714798-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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January 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Three Button Trick and Other Stories
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-06-093374-7 / 978-0-06-093374-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco Press
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Three Button Trick: Selected stories
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Three Button Trick: And Other Stories
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: Open Road Media
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