The Life of Hunger

The Life of Hunger

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In a wistful, funny, clever, and eccentric fictional memoir, Amelie Nothomb casts herself as hunger - in all its many guises. Recounting the formative journeys of her youth, from Tokyo to Peking to Paris to New York, The Life of Hunger is a brilliant and moving examination of the self.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 125 x 197 x 10mm | 133g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0571229549
  • 9780571229543
  • 215,415

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"'It's clear here why the French adore her.' Carol Ann Duffy, Daily Telegraph [Book of the Week]"
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About Amélie Nothomb

Belgian by nationality, Amelie Nothomb was born in Kobe, Japan, and currently lives in Paris. Described by Time Magazine as 'prolific and ingenious', she is the best-selling author of thirteen novels, translated into thirty languages. Fear and Trembling won the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise and the Prix Internet du Livre. The Book of Proper Names was originally published in France, as Robert Des Noms Propres, where it has sold over 250,000 copies.
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5,388 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 26% (1,395)
4 36% (1,963)
3 28% (1,488)
2 8% (439)
1 2% (103)
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