Going Out

Scarlett Thomas
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'A modern take on The Wizard of Oz that will be thoroughly enjoyed by all fans of Douglas Coupland.' Daily Mail

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.

Author bio:

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.

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9780857862105
Edition No: 1
Publisher: A&U Canongate
Imprint: Canongate PBS
Pub Date: June 2012
Page Extent: 384
Format: Paperback - B format
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Subject: Popular fiction

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