Self: A Novel

Front Cover
Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 1996 - Canadian fiction - 329 pages
12 Reviews
A modern-day Orlando -- edgy, funny and startlingly honest -- Self is the fictional autobiography of a young writer and traveller who finds his gender changed overnight.

"From the Trade Paperback edition.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
0
4 stars
3
3 stars
2
2 stars
2
1 star
5

Review: Self

User Review  - Graham Herrli - Goodreads

Self has good characterization and fluid writing, but nothing to hold it all together. The descriptions are vibrant but not thought-provoking. I enjoyed the use of the novel as a format to adumbrate ... Read full review

Review: Self

User Review  - Hannah Frances - Goodreads

I could not help but dislike this book. It was like Yann Martel was trying to be as edgy as possible and because of this the book lacked reality. I'm actually surprised this was published Read full review

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1996)

Yann Martel was born in Salamanca, Spain on June 25, 1963. After studying philosophy at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, he worked at odd jobs and travelled widely before turning to writing. His works include Seven Stories, What Is Stephen Harper Reading?, and Beatrice and Virgil. He was awarded the Journey Prize for the title story in The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. His second novel, Life of Pi, won numerous awards including the 2002 Man Booker.

Bibliographic information