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The Giant, O'Brien: A Novel - Hilary Mantel
The Giant, O'Brien: A Novel
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A New York Times Book ReviewNotable Book of the Year A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year London, 1782: center of science and commerce, home to the newly rich and the desperately poor. In the midst of it all is the Giant, O'Brien, a freak of nature, a man of song and story who trusts in... show more
A New York Times Book ReviewNotable Book of the Year A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year London, 1782: center of science and commerce, home to the newly rich and the desperately poor. In the midst of it all is the Giant, O'Brien, a freak of nature, a man of song and story who trusts in myths, fairies, miracles, and little people. He has come from Ireland to exhibit his size for money. O'Brien's opposite is a man of science, the famed anatomist John Hunter, who lusts after the Giant's corpse as a medical curiosity, a boon to the advancement of scientific knowledge. In her acclaimed novel, Hilary Mantel tells of the fated convergence of Ireland and England. As belief wrestles knowledge and science wrestles song, so The Giant, O'Brien calls to us from a fork in the road as a tale of time, and a timeless tale.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312426880 (0312426887)
ASIN: 0312426887
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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The idea of creation in the novel is interesting, but I found the story dull for some reason.
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