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Observatory Mansions

(2000)
A novel by

 
 
Observatory Mansions was once the Orme family's ancestral home. Now it is a crumbing apartment block, stranded on a traffic island and peopled with eccentrics. Alice Orme never stirs from her bed, her husband lives in his old armchair, and Francis, their son, practises his own art of stillness as a human statue in the centre of the decaying city. He lives by his Law of White Gloves, never touching anything without their protection, and collects items for his secret exhibition - items stolen, not because of any monetary worth, but because they are treasured by the owners. Edward Carey's debut is a novel of immense originality - a strangely haunting landscape occupied by compelling and unforgettable characters. 'Edward Carey has an imagination of tremendous range and power. He transforms the familiar stuff of life in shapes utterly strange and marvellous. This is a novel of truly startling originality' Patrick McGrath 'A striking debut, not simply for the skill with which it conjures its bizarrerie but for the way it wrings pity from an incredible setting' Times Literary Supplement

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February 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Observatory Mansions
Author(s): Edward Carey
ISBN: 0-609-60680-8 / 978-0-609-60680-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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February 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Observatory Mansions
Author(s): Edward Carey
ISBN: 0-679-31045-2 / 978-0-679-31045-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Canada
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Observatory Mansions
Author(s): Edward Carey
ISBN: 1-4472-2858-8 / 978-1-4472-2858-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Observatory Mansions
Author(s): Edward Carey
ISBN: 0-679-31130-0 / 978-0-679-31130-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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January 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Observatory Mansions: A Novel
Author(s): Edward Carey
ISBN: 0-375-70923-1 / 978-0-375-70923-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Observatory Mansions
Author(s): Edward Carey
ISBN: 0-330-39116-X / 978-0-330-39116-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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February 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Observatory Mansions
Author(s): Edward Carey
ISBN: 0-330-39115-1 / 978-0-330-39115-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Observatory Mansions
Author(s): Edward Carey
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Observatory Mansions
Author(s): Edward Carey
Publisher: Picador
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February 2010 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Observatory Mansions: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Edward Carey
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon