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The Apple: Crimson Petal Stories
     

The Apple: Crimson Petal Stories

by Michel Faber
 

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"This superb collection makes you immediately want to take up its predecessor and devour it all over again."  —Scotland on Sunday

"Michel Faber is a master of the short-story form."  —Times Literary Supplement

"Gorgeous . . . Colossal, kaleidoscopic . . .  Capable of rendering the muck of a London street amid the delicate humming-bird flights of thought with equal ease."  —Time on The Crimson Petal and the White

"Highly recommended for admirers of Crimson Petal and for those who like their bonbons spicy."—Library Journal

Library Journal
Welcome back Sugar, the wily prostitute who turned her fortunes on their ear in The Crimson Petal and the White, and her colorful band of street urchins, miscreants, and ladies of the night from Faber's Victorian England. Responding to readers who begged him to resolve the uncertainties left at the end of that novel, Faber revives many of his principals and bit players while still leaving Sugar and her ward, Sophie, some mystery. These sparkling gems include "Clara and the Rat Man," in which a wary prostitute reluctantly agrees to perform an unsavory act while attending a match at a rat pit, and "A Mighty Horde of Women in Very Big Hats, Advancing," told from the perspective of a 92-year-old (Sophie's son) reminiscing over his unconventional youth, accompanying his parents on a historic march for woman's suffrage. VERDICT Like Sugar at 17, unable to resist the chocolates she intended to give away as a Christmas present, readers may find it equally hard to resist devouring this slim but tasty confection in one sitting. Highly recommended for admirers of Crimson Petal and for those who like their bonbons spicy.—Barbara Love, Kingston Frontenac P.L., Ont.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857860859
Publisher:
Canongate UK
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
727,249
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Michel Faber's work has been published in twenty countries and received several literary awards. He lives in Scotland.

Michel Faber is the author of UNDER THE SKIN,SOME RAIN MUST FALL and THE CRIMSON PETAL AND THE WHITE. His work has been published in 20 countries and received several literary awards. He lives in the Scottish highlands.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
A remote cottage in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands
Date of Birth:
April 13, 1960
Place of Birth:
The Hague, Netherlands
Education:
Melbourne University
Website:
http://www.michelfaber.com

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