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  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

This was an exhilarating, colourful and highly intelligent read; it reminded me a great deal of Salman Rushdie’s ‘Midnight’s Children ‘, though of the two books I found this one by far the more ... Read full review

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I just finished this book and am feeling quite distraught and confused as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the revealing detail Martel went into with many of his life experiences throughout this novel; he ... 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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