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The Essence of the Thing

(1997)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Nicola's problems begin when she is told by her partner, Jonathan, that they should part. She goes out to the off-licence and returns to find a stranger in her living room. The stranger looks and talks like Jonathan, but Jonathan had always been predictable. Where was the man she loved?

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Hardback Editions

July 1998 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Essence of the Thing
Author(s): Madeleine St John
ISBN: 0-7867-0560-4 / 978-0-7867-0560-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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Paperback Editions

July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Essence of the Thing
Author(s): Madeleine St John
ISBN: 0-00-729135-3 / 978-0-00-729135-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Essence of the Thing: A Novel
Author(s): Madeleine St John
ISBN: 0-7867-0679-1 / 978-0-7867-0679-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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June 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Essence of the Thing
Author(s): Madeleine St John
ISBN: 1-85702-707-8 / 978-1-85702-707-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Essence of the Thing
Author(s): Madeleine St John
ISBN: 0-9656989-9-8 / 978-0-9656989-9-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
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August 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Essence of the Thing
Author(s): Madeleine St John
ISBN: 1-85702-418-4 / 978-1-85702-418-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Essence of the Thing
Author(s): Madeleine St John
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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