The gaze

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The author explores body image and desirability. An overweight woman and her lover – a dwarf – go out in disguise to avoid being stared at. The book suggests the powerful effects the gaze of a passerby can have on a person.

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Description

From award-winning writer Elif Shafak, the Orange Prize long-listed author of The Forty Rules of Love and The Architect’s Apprentice, The Gaze is a humorous and carnivalesque exploration of what it means to look and be looked at…

An obese woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go and so decide to reverse roles. The man goes out wearing make-up and the woman draws a moustache on her face.

This elegant, unforgettable novel explores our desire to look at others.

‘Beautifully evoked’ The Times

‘Original and compelling’ TLS

Additional information

Weight0.191 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

269

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

894.3533 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K