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Skinny Legs and All - by Tom Robbins (Paperback)

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  • An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations....
  • About the Author: Tom Robbins has been called "a vital natural resource" by The Oregonian, "one of the wildest and most entertaining novelists in the world" by the Financial Times of London, and "the most dangerous writer in the world today" by Fernanda Pivano of Italy's Corriere della Sera.
  • 432 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary

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About the Book



An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations. . . . It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it's the axis around which Robbins spins this alarmingly provocative book.



Book Synopsis



An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations....

It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it's the axis around which spins this gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the lost god of Palestine--while the illusions that obscure humanity's view of the true universe fall away, one by one, like Salome's veils.

Skinny Legs and All deals with today's most sensitive issues: race, politics, marriage, art, religion, money, and lust. It weaves lyrically through what some call the "end days" of our planet. Refusing to avert its gaze from the horrors of the apocalypse, it also refuses to let the alleged end of the world spoil its mood. And its mood is defiantly upbeat.

In the gloriously inventive Tom Robbins style, here are characters, phrases, stories, and ideas that dance together on the page, wild and sexy, like Salome herself. Or was it Jezebel?



Review Quotes




"Tom Robbins is a vital national treasure."--The Oregonian

"Robbins possesses magnet-like power."--USA Today

"Funny and tough...Robbins is an American Original."--Washington Magazine



About the Author



Tom Robbins has been called "a vital natural resource" by The Oregonian, "one of the wildest and most entertaining novelists in the world" by the Financial Times of London, and "the most dangerous writer in the world today" by Fernanda Pivano of Italy's Corriere della Sera. A Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in and around Seattle since 1962.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.34 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .91 Inches (D)
Weight: .73 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 432
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Bantam
Format: Paperback
Author: Tom Robbins
Language: English
Street Date: November 1, 1995
TCIN: 11452894
UPC: 9780553377880
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-6893
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.91 inches length x 5.3 inches width x 8.34 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.73 pounds
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