Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk
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Love, betrayal, petty larceny, and high fashion fuel this deliciously comic novel from the author of Fight Club.


She's a fashion model who has everything: a boyfriend, a career, a loyal best friend. But when a sudden freeway "accident" leaves her disfigured and incapable of speech, she goes from being the beautiful center of attention to being an invisible monster, so hideous that no one will acknowledge that she exists. Enter Brandy Alexander, Queen Supreme, one operation away from becoming a real woman, who will teach her that reinventing yourself means erasing your past and making up something better. And that salvation hides in the last places you'll ever want to look.
 

About Chuck Palahniuk

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Chuck Palahniuk is the author of the best-selling novels Fight Club, Survivor, Lullaby, Diary, Rant, Damned, and many other works of fiction. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Published March 21, 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company. 304 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While recovering in the hospital, Shannon meets Brandy Alexander, a voluptuous pre-surgical transsexual who adopts Shannon and takes her on the road, granting them new monikers, identities and trades in the process.

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Publishers Weekly

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Shannon wants revenge: first on her supposedly best friend Evie, who has been squeezing her size nine body into Shannon's size six wardrobe, then on her fianc , Manus Kelly, who has been running around with Evie.

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The Washington Times

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Whether you're talking about his personal history or his fiction, there's very little about Charles Michael "Chuck" Palahniuk that could be described as conventional.

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The Bookbag

The cynical Luddite in me has a smirk as to how much this will lose on a Kindle - so when I say this is a book to explore, I mean a book - not a reconstructed, faux, surgically unenhanced, E(rsatz)-book.

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Pajiba

The first is her teenage hood, the second is her life as a model, the third is her life after the accident that left her hideously deformed and took away her modeling career, her fiance, and her life as she knew it.

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Pajiba

I feel like I’m just meandering around, and not really making the points that I want to make about this novel, because I can’t reveal the events that make the novel truly worth reading, but I also want to include some of the insightful little quotable quotes that I enjoyed: “The one you love an...

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Oregon Live

But in the end Palahniuk fans will have their coveted hardcover edition while readers who missed out on "Invisible Monsters" the first time around have a wild ride in store.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Norton & Company Product Description For the first time in hardcover, an expanded, radically refashioned "director's cut" of a favorite Chuck Palahniuk novel.Injected with new material and special design elements, Inv...

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The fashion model protagonist has it all until one day an accident destroys her face and her self confidence.

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