The Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Russell Hoban's delicious new novel combines much about art- traditional and conceptual- with new angles on Christ, crash-test dummies, antiques, pornography and a charming tale of romance.Recently widowed and increasingly lonely, Roswell Clark's life had arrived at the point when he felt he needed a tattoo. His ideal image was that of a bat featured on an 18th century bowl in the Victoria and Albert Museum, but strangely, on a visit to the museum, he encountered a woman called Sarah Varley, who was clearly compelled by the same bat. What did it mean? Sarah dealt in antiques and Roswell soon ran into her stalls in Chelsea and Covent Garden. His calling, which grew out of an obsession with crash-test dummies was a bit harder to explain. It led from the invention of a popular children's toy to lucrative commissions from a Parisian sybarite for wooden working models with very adult moving parts. Both Roswell and Sarah had lost their spouses and were still grieving in very different ways. Then Christ started putting a hand in- literally- when a fragment of an ancient crucifix fetched up in one of Sarah's antique lots. Between some compulsion conveyed by this hand and Sarah's natural urge to make improvements in people, Roswell's work took a surprising new turn...

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

Available copies

No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Seller
GridFreed LLC
Published
2003-10-06
Condition
New
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$93.39

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury Publishing, 2003-10-06. Paperback. New. New.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$93.39
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Seller
Bonita
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$62.05

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Good. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$62.05
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by Russell Hoban

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2004-04-01
Condition
Used:Good
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$40.90

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, 2004-04-01. Paperback. Used:Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$40.90
No cover image available

Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Seller
Revaluation Books
Published
2003
Condition
New
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$38.64

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, 2003. Paperback. New. 256 pages.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$38.64
cover of The Bat Tattoo

The Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780747560227
Item Price
AU$30.70

Show Details

Description:
Hardback. Very Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$30.70
cover of The Bat Tattoo

The Bat Tattoo

by Russell Hoban

Seller
MAD HATTER BOOKSTORE
Published
2003
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$29.50

Show Details

Description:
A tight and unmarked copy- " Recently widowed and increasingly lonely, Roswell's life had arrived at the point when he felt he needed a tattoo. His ideal image was that of a bat featured on an 18th-century bowl in the Victoria and Albert Museum, but strangely, on a visit to the museum, he encountered a woman called Sarah, who was… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$29.50
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Seller
B-Line Books
Published
2002
Condition
Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
ISBN
9780747560227
Item Price
AU$26.62

Show Details

Description:
London: Bloomsbury Publishing. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2002. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0747560226 . Tight bright unmarked book in crisp DJ, with ribbon marker. ; 238 pages .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$26.62
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by HOBAN,RUSSELL

Seller
Hard To Find Books
Item Price
AU$23.71

Show Details

Description:
bloomsbury london 2002. first edition 238pp NF (black cloth,sl.cocked) in NF d/w (v.sl.soiled)
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$23.71
cover of The Bat Tattoo

The Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$18.95

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Very Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$18.95
cover of The Bat Tattoo

The Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Seller
World of Books Ltd
Condition
Acceptable
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$18.95

Show Details

Description:
Paperback. Acceptable.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$18.95
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by Russell Hoban

Seller
Hockley Books
Published
2002
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780747560227
Item Price
AU$16.27

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury, 2002. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Place ribbon intact.Full run of numbers. Slight edge wear otherwise very good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$16.27
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by RUSSELL HOBAN

Seller
Russell Books Ltd
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780747560227
Item Price
AU$14.77

Show Details

Description:
BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC. Used - Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$14.77
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Seller
Better World Books
Condition
Used - Very Good
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$14.34

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Used - Very Good. Used book that is in excellent condition. May show signs of wear or have minor defects.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$14.34
No cover image available

Bat Tattoo

by Russell Hoban

Seller
Ergodebooks
Published
2004-04
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$12.01

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, 2004-04. Paperback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$12.01
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Seller
Russell Books Ltd
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$11.81

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury Pub Ltd. Used - Good. In our warehouse
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$11.81
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Seller
Russell Books Ltd
Condition
Used - Very Good
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$11.81

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury Pub Ltd. Used - Very Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$11.81
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Seller
Russell Books Ltd
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$11.81

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury Pub Ltd. Used - Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$11.81
cover of The Bat Tattoo

The Bat Tattoo

by RUSSELL HOBAN

Seller
ThriftBooks
Published
2002
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780747560227
Item Price
AU$11.77

Show Details

Description:
BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC, 2002. Hardcover. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$11.77
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Seller
SecondSale
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$8.99

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury Publishing. Used - Good. Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$8.99
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by Russell Hoban

Seller
Montclair Book Center
Published
October 2003
Condition
GOOD Condition
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$8.87

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury Publishing, October 2003. Paperback. GOOD Condition.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$8.87
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by HOBAN, RUSSELL

Seller
Hard To Find Books
Item Price
AU$8.37

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury 2003. Octavo softcover (VG); all our specials have minimal description to keep listing them viable. They are at least reading copies, complete and in reasonable condition, but usually secondhand; frequently they are superior examples. Ordering more than one book will reduce your overall postage cost.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$8.37
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Seller
Better World Books Ltd
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$7.39

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$7.39
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by Hoban, Russell

Seller
Better World Books Ltd
Condition
Used - Good
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$7.39

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former library book; may include library markings. Used book that is in clean, average condition without any missing pages.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$7.39
No cover image available

Bat Tattoo

by Russell Hoban

Seller
Endless Shores Books
Published
2003
Condition
Very Good +
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$5.73

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury, 2003. Trade Paperback. Very Good +.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$5.73
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by Russell Hoban

Seller
Discover Books
Condition
VERY GOOD
ISBN
9780747561637
Item Price
AU$5.52

Show Details

Description:
Bloomsbury Publishing. Paperback. VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s).
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$5.52
No cover image available

The Bat Tattoo

by RUSSELL HOBAN

Seller
Discover Books
Condition
GOOD
ISBN
9780747560227
Item Price
AU$4.91

Show Details

Description:
BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
AU$4.91