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Going Out Scarlett Thomas

Going Out By Scarlett Thomas

Going Out by Scarlett Thomas

New RRP £8.99
Condition - Very Good
8 in stock


'A modern take on The Wizard of Oz that will be thoroughly enjoyed by all fans of Douglas Coupland.' Daily Mail

Going Out Summary

Going Out by Scarlett Thomas

Luke is twenty-five and allergic to the sun. He is stuck in his bedroom, where the world comes to him through TV, the internet and Julie's visits. Julie, meanwhile, is brilliant, kind and could be changing the world. Unfortunately she is too terrified of aeroplane crashes, road accidents and potentially life-threatening bacteria to leave her home town.

When someone contacts Luke and claims that he can cure him, Luke and Julie have to deal with their fears and face the world outside. With four friends, wellies and a homemade space suit, they set off in a VW Camper van along Britain's B-roads. It is a journey that might just change their lives.

Going Out Reviews

Going Out is wonderful. It hits all the right nails with just the right amount of force. -- Douglas Coupland
Surreal and inventive. * * Independent on Sunday * *
A quirky, affectionate satire of brand-saturated Britain. * * New Yorker * *
Scarlett Thomas captures perfectly the Estuarine suburbs where a lack of blonde highlights makes you a weirdo. . . Never mind what the neighbours might think - Going Out is worth staying in for. * * The Times * *
A modern take on The Wizard of Oz that will be thoroughly enjoyed by all fans of Douglas Coupland. * * Daily Mail * *
Absorbing. * * Esquire * *
A real off-beat gem. * * Arena * *
Insightful and entertaining. * * Big Issue * *

About Scarlett Thomas

Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her other novels include Bright Young Things, PopCo, The End of Mr.Y which was longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, and Our Tragic Universe. She teaches creative writing at the University of Kent.

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Going Out by Scarlett Thomas
Used - Very Good
Canongate Books Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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