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Description - Going Out by Scarlett Thomas

Luke is twenty-five and allergic to the sun. He is stuck in his bedroom, where the world comes to him through TV, the internet and Julie's visits. Julie, meanwhile, is brilliant, kind and could be changing the world. Unfortunately she is too terrified of aeroplane crashes, road accidents and potentially life-threatening bacteria to leave her home town.

When someone contacts Luke and claims that he can cure him, Luke and Julie have to deal with their fears and face the world outside. With four friends, wellies and a homemade space suit, they set off in a VW Camper van along Britain's B-roads. It is a journey that might just change their lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780857862105
ISBN-10: 0857862103
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Scarlett Thomas

Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her other novels include Bright Young Things, PopCo, The End of Mr.Y which was longlisted for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, and Our Tragic Universe. She teaches creative writing at the University of Kent.

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