One of Michel Faber’s best-loved novels, this is an utterly compulsive and mysterious masterpiece
With an introduction by David Mitchell
Isserley spends most of her time driving. But why is she so interested in picking up hitchhikers? And why are they always male, well-built and alone?
An utterly unpredictable and macabre mystery, Under the Skin is a genre-defying masterpiece.
“A wonderful book - painful, lyrical, frightening, brilliant … I couldn’t put it down”
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“One of the best-orchestrated reveals in modern British fiction … Michel Faber is a masterly writer”
“Profound and disturbing … Faber writes superbly”
“This is a man who could give Conrad a run at writing the perfect sentence”
“Tenses and prods the reader up a plethora of literary blind alleys before hauling them screaming towards its final, thrilling destination”
Michel Faber has written nine other books. In addition to the Whitbread-shortlisted Under the Skin, he is the author of the highly acclaimed The Crimson Petal and the White, The Book of Strange New Things, which was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and won the Saltire Book of the Year Award 2015, and most recently Undying, his first poetry collection. Born in Holland, brought up in Australia, he now lives in the UK.