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My Idea of Fun: A Cautionary Tale

Self, Will

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ISBN 10: 0871135655 / ISBN 13: 9780871135650
Published by Atlantic Monthly Press, U.S.A., 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: My Idea of Fun: A Cautionary Tale

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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A part-surrealist, part-Gothic novel, rife with linguistic pyrotechnics, follows a demonically clever international financier and marketing wizard as he leads his young apprentice through the nightmarish labyrinth of late twentieth-century capitalism. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

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The story of a devilishly clever international financier/marketing wizard and his young apprentice, My Idea of Fun is both a frighteningly dark subterranean exploration of capitalism run rampant and a wickedly sharp, technically acute display of linguistic pyrotechnics that glows with pure white-hot brilliance.

Ian Wharton is a very ordinary young man until he is taken under the wing of a gentleman known variously as Mr. Broadhurst, Samuel Northcliff, and finally and conclusively simply as the Fat Controller, Loud-mouthed, impeccably tailored, a fount of bombastic erudition, the Fat Controller initiates Ian into the dark secrets of his arts -- of marketing, money, and the human psyche -- and takes Ian, and the reader, on a wild voyage around the edges of reality.

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