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The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty

(2015)
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Meet the Knights of Creation, a group of artistic friends struggling with society's standards of beauty. Barb, a stunningly beautiful costume designer, chooses to don a fat suit in hopes that it will help her meet the man of her dreams - a man who can see beyond her looks. Lily, Barb's brilliantly talented, unfortunate-looking musician friend, goes to fantastic lengths to attract the shallow man she loves. Penelope, neither beautiful nor talented, makes her living by selling hideous clay pots after convincing customers they've broken them. To complicate matters, the friends discover they may have a murderer in their midst, that Barb's calm disposition is more dangerously provocative than her beauty ever was, and that Lily's musical talents are more powerful than anyone could have imagined.

Imbued with Amanda Filipacchi's characteristic twisted charm and absurdist, satiric wit, The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty is touching, whimsical, and gorgeously strange.

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Used availability for Amanda Filipacchi's The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty


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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Unfortunate Importance Of Beauty
Author(s): Amanda Filipacchi
ISBN: 1-4104-8062-3 / 978-1-4104-8062-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty: A Novel
Author(s): Amanda Filipacchi
ISBN: 0-393-24387-7 / 978-0-393-24387-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty: A Novel
Author(s): Amanda Filipacchi
ISBN: 0-393-35230-7 / 978-0-393-35230-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty
Author(s): Amanda Filipacchi
ISBN: 1-62231-630-4 / 978-1-62231-630-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Unfortunate Importance of Beauty
Author(s): Amanda Filipacchi
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty: A Novel
Author(s): Amanda Filipacchi
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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