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    DescriptionEarly one morning' after a sandstorm had ripped through north Texas' I wandered into Mr. Tilly's circus. I wore a black suit and blood ran down my face. When some of the carnies came up to me, I said, "I'm numb." This became my name.A man with no memory who feels no pain, Numb travels to New York City after a short stint with the circus, following the one and only clue he holds to his hidden history: a brittle, bloodstained business card. But once there, word of his condition rapidly spreads--sparked by the attention he attracts by letting people nail his hands to wooden bars for money--and he quickly finds himself hounded on all sides by those who would use his unique ability in their own pursuits of fame and fortune. It is a strange world indeed that Numb numbly stumbles through, surrounded by crowds of suck-ups and opportunists, as he confronts life's most basic and difficult question: Who am I?Sean Ferrell's Numb is a wildly entertaining examination of identity, friendship, pain, and the cult of celebrity that heralds the arrival of a fresh and uniquely inventive literary voice.


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    Title
    Numb
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sean Ferrell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 278
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061946509
    ISBN 10: 0061946508
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    DC21: 813.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Approval Code: P26900000, P26100000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: F8
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC classification: PS3606.E756 N86 2010
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins
    Publication date
    22 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "There are captivating moments and passages.... ["Numb"] has a lot of heart."--Publishers Weekly