Varying Degrees of Hopelessness (New edition)

Varying Degrees of Hopelessness (New edition)

By: Lucy Ellmann (author)Paperback

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In an eminent London art institute - the Catafalque - Our Heroine Isabel (she of the obsessional habits, perpetual virginity and peculiar belly button) sit in wistful contemplation of Chardin's brushstrokes and the virile red socks of passing lecturers. Isabel's wholly imaginary love life (based on the romantic notions of authoress Babs Cartwheel) bears little resemblance to that of her flatmate Pol, who prefers to grip reality by the balls. Enter Robert, victim of an American childhood, kitsch memorabilia, academic rivalry, Pol's belly-dancing and Isabel's mute adoration. Can he be perverse enough not to despair?

About Author

Lucy Ellmann's other novels are SWEET DESSERTS, which won the 1988 GUARDIAN Fiction Prize, MAN OR MANGO? and DOT IN THE UNIVERSE.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780747562726
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780747562726
  • weight: 159
  • ISBN10: 0747562725
  • edition: New edition

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