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The Fat Man In History

Carey, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0394510720 / ISBN 13: 9780394510729
Published by Random House, 1980
Used Condition Very Good In Dustjacket hardcover
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New York. 1980. Random House. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 186 pages. hardcover. 0394510720. keywords: Literature Australia. 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 # 1999

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One of Australia's most highly regarded novelists...accomplished, surehanded." -- Newsday

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.

"Destined to [be] one of the most widely read and admired writers working in English."

-- Edmund White, The Times Literary Supplement (London)

"Marvelous!" -- Boston Globe

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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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