Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1990 • Bantam Books

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Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins 


Hardcover with dust jacket in pristine condition.

Stunning dust jacket with only minimal trace shelf wear.   Now housed in a new HQ brodart jacket protector.

Book itself is near mint.  Tiny pin sized dot to top of text block.  Otherwise, excellent with pristine boards and binding.  Reads as new. 

An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations....

It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it's the axis around which spins this gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the lost god of Palestine--while the illusions that obscure humanity's view of the true universe fall away, one by one, like Salome's veils.

Skinny Legs and All deals with today's most sensitive issues: race, politics, marriage, art, religion, money, and lust.  It weaves lyrically through what some call the "end days" of our planet.  Refusing to avert its gaze from the horrors of the apocalypse, it also refuses to let the alleged end of the world spoil its mood.  And its mood is defiantly upbeat.

In the gloriously inventive Tom Robbins style, here are characters, phrases, stories, and ideas that dance together on the page, wild and sexy, like Salome herself.  Or was it Jezebel?