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Skinny Legs and All Paperback – 1 April 1990

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  • ISBN-10 : 9780553057751
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0553057751
  • Product Dimensions : 3.56 x 16.51 x 24.13 cm
  • Publisher : Bantam Dell Pub Group (1 April 1990)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : 0553057758
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 178 ratings

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From the Inside Flap

AND ALL:

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 this 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 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 To

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