Barb and Lily, two friends at opposite ends of the beauty spectrum, have the same problem: each fears she will never find a love that can overcome her looks. To complicate matters, they discover that they may have a murderer in their midst, that Barb's calm disposition is more dangerously provocative than her beauty and Lily's musical talents are more powerful than anyone could have imagined. "Funny, surreal, absurd and charmingly preposterous" (The New York Times), The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty is a modern day, "loopily entertaining" (The Washington Post), fairy tale. With biting wit and offbeat charm, Amanda Filipacchi illuminates the labyrinthine relationship between beauty, desire and identity.
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 211 x 140 x 23 mm
"A sure comic touch... smart and sweet... a tribute to the pleasures of friendship." -- The New Yorker
"... Filipacchi fluently combines her surreal portrait of a city addicted to self-love with a sure, light-footed and lethal comic touch." -- The Daily Mail
"We're in chick-lit territory here, but of the charming variety." -- The Irish Times