Clear: A Transparent Novel

Nicola Barker (Author)

Product Details

Ecco Press
Publish Date
June 14, 2005
5.2 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

Nicola Barker is one of Britain's most original and exciting literary talents. She is the author of two short-story collections: Love Your Enemies [winner of the David Higham Prize and the Macmillan Silver Pen Award] and Heading Inland [winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize]. Her previous novels are Reversed Forecast, Small Holdings, Wide Open Behindlings and Clear, the last of which was long-listed for the 2005 Booker Prize. Her work is translated into twenty languages, and in 2000, she won the IMPAC Award for Wide Open. In 2003, Nicola Barker was named a Granta Best of British Novelist. She lives in London.


"Barker's weird imagination works wonders...Exceptional."--Elle
"Nicola Barker has a rare writing talent."--Time Out (London)
"Her vision is unique, funny, dark, sarcastic and clever."--Alain de Botton
"Barker's earthy, inventive, hilarious, and wickedly satirical novel is enormously entertaining."--Booklist
"The diversity of Barker's imagination is stunning; her language, witty and exact."--Daily Telegraph (London)
"An exasperating, beguiling, and occasionally damn-ner perfect piece of work [by an] infuratingly talented British author."--Kirkus Reviews on Behindlings
"The plot doesn't just twist, it leaps and back-flips and does triple somersaults..."--New York Times Book Review
"Barker's narrative draws us in with the disturbing, surreal touch of a latter-day Lewis Carroll."--Sunday Times (London)
"Dazzling...She celebrates the complexity of human experience."--London Times
"The brilliance of Barker's style is beyond question."--The Spectator