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The Body and Other Stories

Hanif Kureishi

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571333592
Date Published
04.05.2017
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Summary

The Body is a dazzling collection of fiction from Hanif Kureishi, beginning with a novella that delves into the concept of identity, and its root in our physical being. Adam is a middle-aged playwright who accepts a tempting offer to have his mind transported into a younger body for six months. Youth restored, he embarks on an odyssey of physical hedonism, but must then face the dire consequences when he is loath to relinquish his new body . . .

Critic Reviews

‘Kureishi creates fiction which is powerful and true, leavened by a sharp wit that rarely deserts him.’

The Times
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Kureishi fashions his narrative with wit and immense charm.

Independent
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‘There is no British writer more adept at articulating the impulses and latent regrets that frame a man’s life.’

GQ
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Hanif Kureishi grew up in Kent and studied philosophy at King’s College London. His novels include The Buddha of Suburbia, which won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel, The Black Album, Intimacy and The Last Word. His screenplays include My Beautiful Laundrette, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and Le Week-End. He…

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