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The Fat Man in History, and Other Stories

Carey, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0394510720 / ISBN 13: 9780394510729
Published by Random House, 1980
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A very nice copy of the American first of the author's first book. Text is tight and clean, appears unread. DJ w/tiny indent to front panel gutter o/w Fine. Not PC. No PONs. No RM. This is a nice copy at a very good price. Compare and see. Make sure you know what you are buying. Buy with confidence. Accurate descriptions/Quality Books. Bookseller Inventory # 2290

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Title: The Fat Man in History, and Other Stories

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hard Cover - Quarter Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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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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