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Under the Skin

(2000)
A novel by

 
Awards
Whitbread Prize Best First Novel (nominee)
A Discover Great New Writers Selection

"Isserley always drove straight past a hitchhiker when she first saw him, to give herself time to size him up."

In Michel Faber's suspenseful first novel, Isserley, an unusual-looking woman with strangely scarred skin, drives through the Scottish Highlands both day and night, looking for just the right male hitchhikers. She picks them up, makes enough small talk to determine she's made a safe choice, then hits a toggle switch on her car, releasing a drug that knocks her victims out. She then takes them to the "farm" where she lives-and where the "processing" takes place-a terrifying procedure involving the removal of various body parts.

In this upside-down world that Faber has so strikingly created, animals are human, and humans are known as "vodsels." Isserley, at one time a beautiful "human" covered in fur with a long tail, is now a foreigner in the "vodsel" world, sent there to collect as many victims as possible. And what becomes of the men she collects is just the beginning of an even more sinister secret. In this world, looks are extremely deceiving; it's what's Under the Skin that truly counts. A disturbing, yet thought-provoking metaphor for a society run amok, this ferociously creative fiction debut will linger in readers' imaginations long after they've passed the last hitchhiker on the highway.

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Hardback Editions

July 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 0-15-100626-1 / 978-0-15-100626-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt, Inc.
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Under The Skin (Canons)
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-78689-052-6 / 978-1-78689-052-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Canons
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1641 : UK Paperback
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Title: Under The Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-78211-211-1 / 978-1-78211-211-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 0-85786-177-8 / 978-0-85786-177-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Canons
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Under The Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-84767-892-0 / 978-1-84767-892-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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September 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Under The Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 0-00-639372-1 / 978-0-00-639372-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Under The Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-84195-480-2 / 978-1-84195-480-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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March 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Michel Faber's " Under the Skin " (Read Around Books)
Author(s): Mary Firth
ISBN: 1-901077-03-9 / 978-1-901077-03-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Scottish Book Trust
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July 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 0-15-601160-3 / 978-0-15-601160-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvest
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April 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 0-86241-927-1 / 978-0-86241-927-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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January 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Under The Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-84195-094-7 / 978-1-84195-094-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Audio Editions

September 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-4708-3270-4 / 978-1-4708-3270-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Under the Skin (Library Edition)
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-4708-3268-2 / 978-1-4708-3268-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-4708-3272-0 / 978-1-4708-3272-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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July 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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2001 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: UNDER THE SKIN (Complete & Unabridged)
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-84197-279-7 / 978-1-84197-279-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: n/a
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2001 : USA Audio CD

Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-4193-1297-9 / 978-1-4193-1297-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Under The Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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July 2001 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Mariner Books
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January 2000 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Under The Skin (Canons)
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Canongate Books
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