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THE FAT MAN IN HISTORY.

Carey, Peter.

ISBN 10: 0394510720 / ISBN 13: 9780394510729
Published by RANDOM HOUSE. NY 1980, 1980
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First American Edition. Near fine in a Nf. dj. (Light foxing to edges. Creasing at edges of front dj. flap) Author's FIRST U.S. publication. Bookseller Inventory # 12799

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Title: THE FAT MAN IN HISTORY.

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE. NY 1980

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

If, in some post-Marxist utopia, obesity were declared counterrevolutionary, how would a houseful of fat men strike back?  If it were possible to win a new body by lottery, what kind of people would choose ugliness? If two gun-toting thugs decided to take over a business—and run it through sheer terror—how far would their methods take them?
 
These are the questions that Peter Carey, author of The Tax Inspector and Oscar and Lucinda, brilliantly explores in this collection of stories. Exquisitely written and thoroughly envisioned, the tales in The Fat Man in History reach beyond their arresting premises to utter deep and often frightening truths about our brightest and darkest selves.

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A landmark in contemporary Australian literature, The Fat Man in History brought early acclaim to Peter Carey for his brilliant and ingenious fiction. These twelve stories introduce visionary landscapes of intense clarity, where the rules of the game are bizarre yet chillingly familiar.

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