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The Yips

(2012)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
A new novel of the pre-Olympic moment from the Booker-shortlisted author of 'Darkmans', Nicola Barker.

'There was a rat in the bath', Gene explains. 'It's a long story, but basically I fished it out and was carrying around by the tail, not quite sure how to dispose of it, when I managed to barge in on this woman having a genital tattoo'. 2006 is a foreign country; they do things differently there. Tiger Woods' reputation is entirely untarnished and the English Defence League does not exist yet. Storm-clouds of a different kind are gathering above the bar of Luton's less than exclusive Thistle Hotel. Among those caught up in the unfolding drama are a man who's had cancer seven times, a woman priest with an unruly fringe, the troubled family of a notorious local fascist, an interfering barmaid with three E's at A-level but a PhD in bullshit, and a free-thinking Muslim sex therapist and his considerably more pious wife. But at the heart of every intrigue and the bottom of every mystery is the repugnantly charismatic figure of Stuart Ransom -- a golfer in free-fall. Nicola Barker's 'The Yips' is at once a historical novel of the pre-Twitter moment, the filthiest state-of-the-nation novel since Martin Amis' 'Money' and the most flamboyant piece of comic fiction ever to be set in Luton.

 
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Used availability for Nicola Barker's The Yips


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Hardback Editions

July 2012 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Yips
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-747665-5 / 978-0-00-747665-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Yips
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 1-306-62951-9 / 978-1-306-62951-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media E-Riginal
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Yips
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-747666-3 / 978-0-00-747666-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Yips: A Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 1-4532-8999-2 / 978-1-4532-8999-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2012 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: The Yips
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 1-4434-2018-2 / 978-1-4434-2018-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

August 2012 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Yips
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 0-00-750517-5 / 978-0-00-750517-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Yips: A Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
ISBN: 1-5318-2383-1 / 978-1-5318-2383-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Yips: A Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

April 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Yips: A Novel
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

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

August 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Yips
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Yips
Author(s): Nicola Barker
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   


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