Under the Skin Symbols & Objects

Michel Faber
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Isserley’s Breasts

Isserley’s breasts symbolize one of the main points of interest on a vodsel woman for a vodsel man. Isserley’s breasts were copied from a supermodel magazine and implanted onto her chest in order to make the men she picked up as hitchhikers more interested in talking to her. Her breasts are mentioned in almost every chapter in the novel.

Red Toyota Corolla

This red Toyota Corolla is basically Isserley’s work vehicle. It symbolizes pain for her because even after her surgery it is difficult for her to sit up straight and drive, but it also symbolizes her livelihood and ticket out of the New Estates.

Icpathua

Icpathua is a symbol of Amlis and his disobedient nature. Although he argues that the drug is just a naturally occurring plant that can help with pain relief and can help a person improve his...

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