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Skinny legs and all

Author: Tom Robbins
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 Tom Robbins's 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Epic fiction
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Humorous stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Robbins
ISBN: 0553377884 9780553377880
OCLC Number: 163203766
Notes: "Bantam trade paperback reissue"--Title page verso.
Publishing history: Bantam hardcover edition published May 1990. Bantam paperback edition published April 1991. Bantam trade paperback edition published December 1993. Bantam trade paperback reissue published May 2003.--Title page verso.
Description: 422 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Tom Robbins.
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"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 Tom Robbins's 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, in Robbins's audacious manner, 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?"--Page 4 of cover.

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