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The Porcupine

Barnes, Julian

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ISBN 10: 0394223241 / ISBN 13: 9780394223247
Published by Random House, 1992
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First Canadian Edition Hardcover. Book and Jacket in Fine Condition. The Porcupine is a novel about the fall of Communism and the hold it retains on its successors, about the uncertainties in politics, and about the grey areas hidden in any black-and-white vision of the world. Toronto: Random House, 1992 First Canadian Edition. 5.5" x 7.75" tall; 138pp. Bookseller Inventory # 49695

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Title: The Porcupine

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Like New

Dust Jacket Condition: Like New

Edition: First Canadian Edition.

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 Stoyo Petkanov, the deposed Party leader of a former Soviet satellite country, is on trial. His adversary, the prosecutor general, stands for the new government's ideals and liberal certainties, and is attempting to ensare Petkanov with the dictator's own totalitarian laws. But Petkanov is not beaten yet. He has been given his chance to fight back and he takes it with a vengeance, to the increasing discomfort and surprise of those around him.

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In his latest novel, Julian Barnes, author of Talking It Over and A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, trains his laser-bright prose on the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe.
Stoyo Petkanov, the deposed Party leader, is placed on trial for crimes that range from corruption to political murder. Petkanov's guilt -- and the righteousness of his opponents -- would seem to be self-evident. But, as brilliantly imagined by Barnes, the trial of this cunning and unrepentant dictator illuminates the shadowy frontier between the rusted myths of the Communist past and a capitalist future in which everything is up for grabs.

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