POOR THINGS

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Poor Things [Movie Tie-in]: A Novel Paperback – October 3, 2023 by Alasdair Gray (Author) In the 1880s in Glasgow, Scotland, medical student Archibald McCandless finds himself enchanted with the intriguing creature known as Bella Baxter. Supposedly the product of the fiendish scientist Godwin Baxter, Bella was resurrected for the sole purpose of fulfilling the whims of her benefactor. As his desire turns to obsession, Archibald’s motives to free Bella are revealed to be as selfish as Godwin’s, who claims her body and soul.

 
But Bella has her own passions to pursue. Passions that take her to aristocratic casinos, low-life Alexandria, and a Parisian bordello, reaching an interrupted climax in a Scottish church. Exploring her station as a woman in the shadow of the patriarchy, Bella knows it is up to her to free herself—and to decide what meaning, if any, true love has in her life.

About the Author
Alasdair Gray (1934-2019) was a Scottish novelist, playwright, and artist and is regarded as the father figure of the Scottish Renaissance. As a post-modernist, Gray’s written works combine elements of realism, fantasy and science fiction supported by his own illustrations and typography. His books have been published internationally and translated into Italian, Russian, and Japanese. His awards include the Whitbread Fiction Prize, Guardian Fiction Prize, and Saltire Society Life Time Achievement Award.

Product details
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Mariner Books; Media tie-in edition (October 3, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0063374684
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0063374683
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.6 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.25 x 0.75 x 8 inches
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