From award-winning writer Elif Shafak, the Orange Prize long-listed author of The Forty Rules of Love and The Architect's Apprentice, The Gaze is a humorous and carnivalesque exploration of what it means to look and be looked at...An obese woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go and so decide to reverse roles.
The man goes out wearing make-up and the woman draws a moustache on her face.
This elegant, unforgettable novel explores our desire to look at others. "Beautifully evoked". (The Times). "Original and compelling". (TLS).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/04/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241201916