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Flawed Angel (Paperback)
  • Flawed Angel (Paperback)
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Flawed Angel (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 02/11/2006
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Once upon a time in a Middle Eastern land, a fat, sweet-natured little boy grows up as the son of an important ruler. His older brother was apparently still-born and so he is the heir to his father's kingdom. But far away from the royal palace a lonely prospector happens across a wild creature, half boy, half animal, roaming the forests. Eventually this strange child's adventures lead him to the capital and into the path of a platoon of deserters from Napoleon's army - the flashy, ultimately dangerous, face of Enlightenment thought in this isolated kingdom - with drastic consequences. With original poems embedded like gems in the text, this is a fable for all ages, full of shivers and delights, sadness and wonder.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099488927
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 180 g
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Flawed Angel is easy to read, but persists in the mind when it has been read, and asks to be thought about" -- A S Byatt * Guardian *
"A clever pastiche of an Arabian fable in which the 18th-century ruler of a Middle Eastern land reluctantly faces up to the unsuitability of his son, a fat, dreamy boy, to act as his heir...Playful yet intelligent, it's an impressive exercise in literary impersonation" * Financial Times *
"The fabulous plot carries us along at a goodish speed and...[t]he manner of writing is sculpted, arch, luscious, mellifluous, anachronistic, and a touch wayward" -- Michael Glover * Independent *
"A beautifully textured homily on the indomitable nature of truth. As such, Fuller finally hits that elusive mark: a novel as intellectually provocative as it is emotionally beguiling" -- Lucy Powell * Observer *
"Thought-provoking, sumptuously written...a curiously beautiful and life-affirming story" * Sunday Telegraph *

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