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Wide Open

(1998)
(The first book in the Thames Gateway series)
A novel by

 
Awards
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel
&#60;P&#62;As winner of the highly prestigious IMPAC International Dublin Literary Award, &#60;I&#62;Wide Open&#60;/I&#62; beat out books by such masters as Toni Morrison, Philip Roth, and Michael Cunningham. It is truly extraordinary work of fiction, taking readers into a small English seaside town, and into the minds and hearts of its remarkable inhabitants --&#160; a man named Ronny, weed killer by trade, who has some strange things in common with a man he finds dangling from a bridge; Nathan, the son of a pedophile, who toils in the Underground's Lost Property department, endlessly logging missing items; Sara, purveyor of her family boar farm, and Lily, her teenage daughter, tragically born with unformed organs and blood that refuses to clot.&#160; Starkly original and at turns hilarious, sad, and hopeful, &#60;I&#62;Wide Open&#60;/I&#62; brilliantly displays Nicola Barker's delightfully singular literary talent.&#60;/p&#62;

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Hardback Editions

October 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wide Open
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-88001-632-9 / 978-0-88001-632-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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May 1998 : UK Hardback
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Title: Wide Open
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-571-19312-9 / 978-0-571-19312-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

April 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wide Open
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-743572-X / 978-0-00-743572-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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January 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wide Open
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-06-093375-5 / 978-0-06-093375-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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April 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wide Open
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-571-19566-0 / 978-0-571-19566-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Wide Open: A Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: Open Road Media
Availability: Amazon   


October 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wide Open
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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