Nalda Said

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Stuart David
Turtle Point Press, 1999 - Fiction - 152 pages
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So what makes a good pop novelist? Nalda Said is attracting great acclaim, not because it is a book by the bass player of Belle and Sebastian, but because it is a fabulous novel. The story concerns the nameless son of a jewel thief, brought up by his aunt Nalda, who convinces the boy that he carries one of his father's hidden jewels inside his stomach. The fantasy-like narrative details his subsequent terror of and interaction with society, who he fears will discover his secret and steal his jewel.

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User Review  - WashburnJ - LibraryThing

Quirky little novel from a former member of the great Belle and Sebastian. I believe this is Stuart David's debut novel. It is bizarre, but not totally unrelatable. The main character is overly shy ... Read full review

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User Review  - DameMuriel - LibraryThing

Once upon a time, Stuart David was a member of Belle and Sebastian. Now he is an author. So far, so good. This is a very sad little book. I say "little" because it's fairly short and I say "sad ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Stuart David is a founding member and the former bass player for the Glaswegian band Belle and Sebastian, which was voted Best British Newcomer in 1999 and dubbed "the new Smiths" by Select magazine. David's cutting-edge and hugely successful spoken word project, Looper, has spawned two stylistically unique albums. According to a "case study" on Looper's Web site, David has supposedly disappeared--though there has been some suggestion that he has merely morphed into the alter ego of one Peacock Johnson.

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