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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 . . .
‘Kureishi creates fiction which is powerful and true, leavened by a sharp wit that rarely deserts him.’
Kureishi fashions his narrative with wit and immense charm.
‘There is no British writer more adept at articulating the impulses and latent regrets that frame a man’s life.’
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