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Gaze (Reissue) (Paperback) (Elif Shafak)

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A beautiful and compelling novel that considers the damage which can be inflicted by our simple desire to look at others.'I didn't say anything. I didn't return his smiles. I looked at him in the wide mirror in front of where I was sitting. He grew uncomfortable and avoided my eyes. I hate those who think fat people are stupid.'An obese woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go, and so decide to reverse roles. The man goes out wearing make up and the woman draws a moustache on her face. But while the woman wants to hide away from the world, the man meets the stares from passers-­by head on, compiling his 'Dictionary of Gazes' to explore the boundaries between appearance and reality.Intertwined with the story of a bizarre freak-­show organized in Istanbul in the 1880s,The Gaze considers the damage which can be inflicted by our simple desire to look at others.

Edition: Reissue
Number of Pages: 269.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Elif Shafak
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2016
TCIN: 51171516
UPC: 9780241201916
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-2222

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