Dot in the Universe

Dot in the Universe

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Dot used to think she was perfect, with her pointy nose, pink skin and blonde hair. But now she lives on Abalone Avenue with a husband who chases women and swordfish. And she has a rather icky Fatal Flaw. And the universe doesn't give a damn! So DOT decides to End It All. Will death be fast? Slow? Embarrasing? But despite her valiant suicide by tea cosy followed by a jaunt to the morgue, Dot wakes up.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 14mm | 181.44g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • w. ill.
  • 0747568030
  • 9780747568032
  • 827,666

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'Ellmann's solution to Dot's terrible knowledge makes this a raging, funny book' Marie Claire 'An anarchic flight of fancy, stuffed with ideas and opinions that are shrewd, passionate, outrageous and very, very funny' Sunday Telegraph 'Original, funny and slickly written ... an angry and imaginative tour de force, salted with caustic insights and sweetened with pathos' Daily Mail 'One of the funniest, most mordant and perfectly formed books I've read' Ali Smith
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About Lucy Ellmann

Lucy Ellmann was born in America and moved to England when she was ten. She is the author of three novels, MAN OR MANGO?, VARYING DEGREES OF HOPELESSNESS and SWEET DESSERTS, which won the Guardian Fiction Prize. Lucy Ellmann lives in Edinburgh with her husband, the author Todd McEwen.
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Rating details

206 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 27% (55)
4 34% (70)
3 21% (43)
2 10% (21)
1 8% (17)
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