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Under the Skin

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
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
Title: Under The Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-78689-052-6 / 978-1-78689-052-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Canons
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Under The Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-78211-211-1 / 978-1-78211-211-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 0-85786-177-8 / 978-0-85786-177-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Canons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Under The Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-84767-892-0 / 978-1-84767-892-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: Under The Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 0-00-639372-1 / 978-0-00-639372-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon CA   

May 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: Under The Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-84195-480-2 / 978-1-84195-480-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2003 : UK Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon   

July 2001 : USA Paperback
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
Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 0-86241-927-1 / 978-0-86241-927-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Under The Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-84195-094-7 / 978-1-84195-094-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-4708-3270-4 / 978-1-4708-3270-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2012 : USA Audio CD
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.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
ISBN: 1-4708-3272-0 / 978-1-4708-3272-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

July 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

July 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

2001 : UK Audio Cassette
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
Availability: Amazon UK   

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
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Under The Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

July 2001 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Under the Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   

January 2000 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Under The Skin
Author(s): Michel Faber
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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