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'The next voice of a generation' Elle

LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE

A young woman called A lives with a young woman called B. B is becoming more and more like A: wearing her clothes, using her make-up. If A's boyfriend, C, likes A because A is A, but now B is the same is A, where does that leave A?

'Brilliant. A contemporary take on Single White Female as scripted by Miranda July, shot through with elements of a distinctly Atwoodian dystopia' Observer

'A disturbing, super-smart mystery' Daily Mail

'As good a debut as I've ever read' Zadie Smith

 

Details

ISBN: 9780008210878
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 10 Aug 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(L) x 2.3(W)
Weight (gm): 290

 

Reviews

'An existential thriller written in prose that points the way to the future. You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine is as good a debut as I've ever read' Zadie Smith

'A disturbing, super-smart mystery' Daily Mail

'Strange, entertaining ... a clever satire on the naval-gazing horrors of contemporary life' Financial Times

'Weird and wonderful' Metro

'Kleeman tackles zeitgeist female themes of wellness, orthorexia and individualism with a sharp and original voice. Most potent is her uncanny fascination with the body, which leaves you feeling totally off-kilter with your own' Sunday Times

'Absurd and brilliant ... exalts in inventive, visceral language' Daily Telegraph

'Alexandra Kleeman's debut tackles gender dynamics; advertising; our relationship with food, and ponders what it means to be a woman living in a world obsessed with how the female body looks' Psychologies

'Destined to be one of the most talked about books this year' Reader's Digest

'Everyone knows we inhabit a woozy landscape of flatness, repetition and irregular bodies, and here at last is its hyper-contemporary description. Alexandra Kleeman possesses a new tone - comical, malignant and addictive' Adam Thirlwell

'Thomas Pynchon. David Foster Wallace. Don de Lillo. Haruki Murakami ... No one seems to have considered what a feminine equivalent might be. You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine provides the answer' Emerald Street

'The next voice of a generation' Elle

 

Author Biography

Alexandra Kleeman's fiction has been published in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, Conjunctions, Guernica and Gulf Coast, among others. Nonfiction essays and reportage have appeared in Harpers, Tin House, n+1, and the Guardian. She is the author of a story collection called Intimations, and You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine is her first novel. She lives in New York City.

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