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The autograph man : a novel

Author: Zadie Smith
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Alex-Li Tandem sells autographs. A small blip in a huge worldwide network of desire, his business is to hunt for names on paper, collect them, sell them, and occasionally fake them, all to give the people what they want: a little piece of Fame. But what does Alex want? Only the return of his father, the reinstatement of some kind of all-powerful, benevolent God-type figure, the end of religion, something for his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Picaresque literature
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zadie Smith
ISBN: 037550186X 9780375501869
OCLC Number: 49727875
Awards: Winner of Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize for Fiction 2003.
Winner of Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize: Fiction 2003.
Shortlisted for Orange Prize 2003.
Shortlisted for Orange Prize for Fiction 2003.
Shortlisted for Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2003.
Shortlisted for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize 2003.
Description: 347 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Zadie Smith.

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Following one Alex-Li Tandem - a twenty-something, Chinese-Jewish autograph dealer turned on by sex, drugs and organised religion, this title takes in London and New York, love and death, fathers and  Read more...

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"Intelligent. . . . exquisitely clever. . . . an ironic commentary about fame, mortality, and the triumph of image over reality." --"The Boston Globe ""The same bracing intelligence and salty humor Read more...

 
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