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Something Like a House Paperback – January 5, 2001
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'I suspect this book will be compared with Robinson Crusoe (the outsider building his own abode) and Lord of the Flies (the long-term effects of context on individual mortality). It is a profound and sophisticated work of fiction' Observer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Sid Smith is a journlist now working as a sub-editor on a national newspaper. He spent his early working life as a dustman, docker, builder's labourer and railway worker before moving into journalism full-time. He lives in London and is currently at work on his second novel. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It's my guess that the awards and acclamation are solely for the apparent insight into Chinese life.