Sam Leith

Living In A Box

Clear: A Transparent Novel

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A LITTLE UNDER a year ago, something very strange happened in London. The American illusionist David Blaine arranged to have himself suspended above the Thames in a perspex box, dangling from a crane by Tower Bridge. And there he sat, not doing anything at all – especially not eating – for forty days. ‘Above the Below’, he called the stunt, tautologically.

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