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The Bat Tattoo    by Russell Hoban order for
Bat Tattoo
by Russell Hoban
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Bloomsbury, 2004 (2002)
Hardcover, Paperback
* *   Reviewed by Rita Baumgartner

A strange and unexpected romance develops between an antiques dealer and a quiet inventor, who happen to have the same bat tattoo. Is it coincidence or divine intervention? This simple tale explores loneliness, our inner self, and life, in a surreal and bizarre manner.

Hoban's prose is unexpected. He has an amazing knack for the perfect simile, for original imagery, and for an unusual twist of words to describe the most ordinary things. The Bat Tattoo completes a trilogy, with the same characters or developing themes from Hoban's previous novels.

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