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Book Title: Observatory Mansions|
The size of the: 543 KB
Date of issue: February 5th 2002
ISBN 13: 9780375709234
The author of the book: Edward Carey
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Once the Orme family’s magnificent ancestral estate, Observatory Mansions is now a crumbling apartment complex, home to an eccentric group of misfits. One of them is Francis Orme, who earns his livelihood as a living statue. When not practicing “inner and outer stillness,” Francis steals the cherished possessions of others to add to his private museum. The other tenants are equally as odd: his mother and father, who haven’t interacted in years; a man who continually sweats and cries; a recluse who prefers television to reality; and a woman who behaves like a dog. When Anna Tapp arrives among them she stirs their souls, bringing long forgotten memories to the surface–and arousing fears that this new resident intends to provoke a metamorphosis.
Read information about the authorEdward Carey is a novelist, visual artist and playwright. He has written and produced several plays. His debut novel, Observatory Mansions (with author's illustrations) is sold in 14 countries and was described by John Fowles as 'proving the potential brilliance of the novel form'.
His second novel, Alva and Irva The Twins Who Saved A City, was longlisted for the IMPAC Literary Award in 2005.
He has written several adaptations for the stage, including Patrick Süskind’s The Pigeon, and Robert Coover’s Pinocchio in Venice. His own plays include Sulking Thomas and Captain of the Birds.
Five of his plays have been produced in London, Romania and Lithuania. He has also worked as a set designer and illustrator.
Carey attended the University of Iowa International Writing Program and taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is married to the writer Elizabeth McCracken.
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