The Resource The unfortunate importance of beauty : a novel, Amanda Filipacchi

The unfortunate importance of beauty : a novel, Amanda Filipacchi

Label
The unfortunate importance of beauty : a novel
Title
The unfortunate importance of beauty
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Filipacchi
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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. "Filipacchi [creates] magic out of thin air. . . . One of our best satirists."-Neil LaBute"--Publisher
  • "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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Filipacchi, Amanda
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.I428
LC item number
U54 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Female friendship
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Murder
Label
The unfortunate importance of beauty : a novel, Amanda Filipacchi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780393243871
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014037010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn894491567
  • 697285
Label
The unfortunate importance of beauty : a novel, Amanda Filipacchi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780393243871
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014037010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn894491567
  • 697285

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