Self: A Novel

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Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 1996 - Canadian fiction - 329 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Kathleen Dixon - Goodreads

I've just read through a number of other reviews on this book, and as one finds with almost every book ever read, the opinions are polarised. There were some things about this book I really enjoyed. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cori Reed - Goodreads

Although I found this book very intriguing, in my opinion it occasionally took things too far at times. Written as a fictional autobiography, Self follows the life of aa young Canadian man. Thoroughly ... Read full review

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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.

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