ISBN 9781408844175,Skin

Skin

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Tobias Hill

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ISBN 9781408844175
Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2015
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781408844175

ISBN-10 1408844176
Binding

Paper Back

Number of Pages 208 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Contemporary Fiction

In an isolated trailer home in the far north of Japan, an old criminal scrutinizes his tattooed skin while he waits for the past to catch up with him. A year later, the life of a young policeman breaks down as he investigates a tattooed corpse and the history of death and guilt embedded in its skin.From the Japanese underworld to midnight in the London Zoo aquarium, Skin charts the lives of people in a world made stark and fantastical. The grief of a young computer programmer who cannot erase the ghostly memories of his twins. The vicious logic of the games played by children while their parents sip drinks under parasols. And London Zoo, where the disappearance of dead animals is blamed on the 'Featherman', an eerie bodysnatcher who passes through London's wastelands and derelict spaces, leaving no trace for the feathers of green humming-birds.

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