Nobody Likes Me by Fay Weldon

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The story focuses on Rex, a small boy who is struggling with growing up and waiting to be noticed and liked by others.

About Fay Weldon

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FAY WELDON is a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter who, at the age of 16, lived in a grand London townhouse as the daughter of the housekeeper. In addition to winning a Writers' Guild Award for the pilot of Upstairs Downstairs, she is a Commander of the British Empire whose books include Praxis, shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction; The Heart of the Country, winner of the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize; Worst Fears, shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel Award; and Wicked Women, which won the PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award. She lives in England.
Published January 1, 1997 by Red Fox. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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When his mother finally retrieves him from under the bed, she notes Rex's shabby attire: ``How you've grown lately, Rex, and I haven't even noticed.

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Weldon relies heavily on synaesthesia (""Rex fell into a sleep that was brown and red and purple at the edges"") to create a childlike tone, but the effect is studied, just as the narrative logic of the dream sequences feels strained.

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