The Flawless Skin Of Ugly People

The Flawless Skin Of Ugly People

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Do people have to be beautiful to be loved? Hobbie--this novel's darkly romantic hero--has been banished to homely man exile in the North Georgia Mountains, where his enemies are mirrors and bears. Things are not going well for Hobbie. His skin is a "pizza face," super-sized, with extra pepperoni and pitted olives. Job status? Former bank teller. Love life? His common-law wife Kari has gone AWOL at a weight-loss clinic in North Carolina. But just as it seems Hobbie is doomed to go through life as a sweet, self-pitying "anonymous joke," he jumps out of his skin and becomes downright heroic. Can Hobbie rescue Kari from the weight-loss clinic? Can he pull his fractured family together? Plastic surgery--will he or won't he? Will love endure if Hobbie's skin clears up, Kari drops pounds, and ugly people become flawless?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 134.62 x 208.28 x 20.32mm | 181.44g
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0753512998
  • 9780753512999

About Doug Crandell

The Flawless Skin of Ugly People, a finalist for the William Faulkner Prize, is Doug Crandell's first novel. He is author of two memoirs, Pig Boy's Wicked Bird and The All-American Industrial Motel, and lives in Douglasville, Georgia.
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450 ratings
3.15 out of 5 stars
5 12% (52)
4 26% (115)
3 37% (167)
2 18% (83)
1 7% (33)
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