Self

Self

A Novel

Book - 1997
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A modern-day Orlando -- edgy, funny and startlingly honest -- Self is the fictional autobiography of a young writer and traveller who finds his gender changed overnight.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 1997, c1996
Edition: 1st Vintage Canada ed. --
ISBN: 9780394281773
0394281772
Branch Call Number: FIC/Marte 359401 1
Characteristics: 329 p

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flaneur
Jun 30, 2012

I am always shocked that people are so hard on this book or don't "get it". To me it is just about the most exquisite novel I have ever read. It is maybe perfect. It is beautiful, it is touching, it is funny, it is human, it is real, it is smart, it is brilliant, it is amazing. The story is lovely, the meaning is ground-breaking. I don't know if it is just "above" people or what. Maybe you will dislike it too. I have read if 4 times and I adore it.

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jbeckber
Jul 30, 2008

Thought it would be a great book especially since I loved Pi by Martel. Thought this would be a modern day Orlando. I couldn't get through it at all! I quite less than a quarter of the way through. Hard to follow, not interesting and just plain horrible.

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