The Fat Man In History

Carey, Peter

Published by Random House, 1980
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New York. 1980. Random House. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 45. 186 pages. hardcover. 0394510720. keywords: May 7. inventory # 1999. FROM THE PUBLISHER - 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. Bookseller Inventory #

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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.

From the Back Cover: 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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Title: The Fat Man In History
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1980
Binding: hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.

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