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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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Hardback Editions

July 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Unfortunate Importance Of Beauty
Author(s): Amanda Filipacchi
ISBN: 1-4104-8062-3 / 978-1-4104-8062-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: 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
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: 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
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Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty
Author(s): Amanda Filipacchi
ISBN: 1-62231-630-4 / 978-1-62231-630-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Unfortunate Importance of Beauty
Author(s): Amanda Filipacchi
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Unfortunate Importance of Beauty
Author(s): Amanda Filipacchi
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

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