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Synopsis: Dash and Dot—husband and wife; self-professed descendants of aliens from the M31 galaxy—are the world’s most in-demand lecturers on the UFO circuit. They live in a decommissioned church in the middle of America, with a radar dish on its steeple and a spaceship in the sanctuary. Their children have the run of the house when Dash and Dot are away. When a couple of UFO groupies show up looking for the extraterrestrial duo, they find instead a nuclear family—or rather, a family gone nuclear—whose comically discomforting world resembles our own as much as it does another world altogether.
From the Publisher: A disturbing, wildly funny, and bizarre novel set inside a secret America, this surreal and brutally descriptive novel is a masterwork from the author of Going Native and Meditations in Green.
They are called Dot and Dash, a husband and wife team of UFO fanatics famous on the talk-show circuit. In an abandoned church topped not by a cross, but by a radar dish, they wait for their hour of salvation...or their doom. Then two wandering, aging groupies arrive on a pilgrimage of sorts, unaware of what their visit will unleash.
With the strength of their conviction that they are descendants of aliens from the galaxy M31, and egged on by their new entourage of true believers, Dot and Dash find themselves engulfed by the very madness they have spawned. The extended family, already awash in sin, hits the road for a violent, hallucinogenic trip toward the last apparition, or the final truth.
"Mr. Wright has an instinct for reinventing some of the essential American myths, and his ease in combining the mundane and the extravagant, the domestic and the bizarre, lend this novel a dense luminosity. Long after one is finished reading it, the book grows like a strange neon sign in the reader's mind."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"Hallucinatory and comic...invigorating shock. Mr. Wright confirms his status as one of the most gifted satirists of recent fiction."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"M31 is a devastatingly forceful accomplishment and reestablishes its author as a star of the first magnitude."--The Washington Post Book World
Publisher: Harmony Books
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Crown Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0517568691I3N00
Book Description Crown Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G0517568691I3N00
Book Description Harmony Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2721257935
Book Description Harmony Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2738942766
Book Description Book Condition: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Bookseller Inventory # 34FG4C000F9P_ns
Book Description Harmony Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0517568691 Good - Stain on the Back of Front Cover - Light Wear - Bumping to Corners - Spotting to Pages - Great Reading Copy (Shelf 82 Row 4). Bookseller Inventory # SKU1040090
Book Description Harmony Books. Book Condition: Acceptable. 9780545290463 A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. Bookseller Inventory # 07-C-001426
Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May NOT include discs, access code or other supplemental materials. Bookseller Inventory # 31UEZG000JKZ
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003248027
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR005063647