Under the SkinBook - 2000
Michel Faber's debut novel was shortlisted for the 2000 Whitbread First Novel Award and received astounding critical acclaim and a cult following. An imaginative, gripping work in a genre of its own, Under the Skin centres around Isserley, a female driver who picks up male hitchhikers with big muscles. A horrifying, heart-thumping ride through dangerous moral territory, Under the Skin is by turns funny, macabre and deeply affecting.
"A fascinating book.... The fantastic is so nicely played against the day-to-day that one feels the strangeness of both.... Remarkable." The New York Times Book Review