By Tobias Hill
Published Jan 2010
From the Japanese underworld to midnight in the London Zoo aquarium, Skin charts the lives of people in a world made stark and fantastical. The grief of a young computer programmer who cannot erase the ghostly memories of his twins. The vicious logic of the games played by children while their parents sip drinks under parasols. And London Zoo, where the disappearance of dead animals is blamed on the ‘Featherman’, an eerie bodysnatcher who passes through London’s wastelands and derelict spaces, leaving no trace except for the feathers of green humming-birds.