The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty

The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty

A Novel

Book - 2015
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"A magical and comedic take on modern love, the power of friendship, and the allure of disguise. Meet the Knights of Creation, a group of artistic friends struggling with society's standards of beauty. Barb, a stunningly beautiful costume designer, chooses to don a fat suit in hopes that it will help her meet the man of her dreams -- a man who can see beyond her looks. Lily, Barb's brilliantly talented, unfortunate-looking musician friend, goes to fantastic lengths to attract the shallow man she loves. Penelope, neither beautiful nor talented, makes her living by selling hideous clay pots after convincing customers they've broken them. To complicate matters, the friends discover they may have a murderer in their midst, that Barb's calm disposition is more dangerously provocative than her beauty ever was, and that Lily's musical talents are more powerful than anyone could have imagined. Imbued with Amanda Filipacchi's characteristic twisted charm and absurdist, satiric wit, The unfortunate importance of beauty is touching, whimsical, and gorgeously strange"--Publisher.
Publisher: New York :, W. W. Norton & Company,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780393243871
Branch Call Number: FIC FIL
Characteristics: 256 pages ; 22 cm


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Jan 31, 2016

Poorly executed. Full of errors and inconsistencies. Author didn't appear to have any grasp on the subjects explored, or how to write in an intelligent, engaging manner.

Jun 30, 2015

So unique, a deep look of the way we look at things through a satirical set of mystical glasses. Unlike anything I've ever read, if you like to take your imagination on a ride, check this book out!

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