Enormity

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Enormity is the strange tale of an American working in Korea, a lonely young man named Manny Lopes, who is not only physically small (in his own words, he's a “Creole shrimp”), but his work, his failed marriage, his race, all conspire to make him feel puny and insignificant-the proverbial ninety-eight-pound weakling.

Then one day an accident happens, a quantum explosion, and suddenly Manny awakens to discover that he is big-really big. In fact, Manny is enormous, a mile-high ...

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Overview


Enormity is the strange tale of an American working in Korea, a lonely young man named Manny Lopes, who is not only physically small (in his own words, he's a “Creole shrimp”), but his work, his failed marriage, his race, all conspire to make him feel puny and insignificant-the proverbial ninety-eight-pound weakling.

Then one day an accident happens, a quantum explosion, and suddenly Manny awakens to discover that he is big-really big. In fact, Manny is enormous, a mile-high colossus! Now there's no stopping him: he's a one-man weapon of mass destruction. Yet he means well.

Enormity takes some odd turns, featuring characters like surfing gangbangers, elderly terrorists, and a North Korean assassin who thinks she's Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. There's also sex, violence, and action galore, with the army throwing everything it has against the rampaging colossus that is Manny Lopes. But there's only one weapon that has any chance at all of stopping him: his wife.

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Sex and violence punctuate this homage to cinematic monsters and alienated 98-pound weaklings. Manny Lopes is a “brown-pigmented” civilian contractor for the U.S. military in Korea. Fresh out of a failed marriage, Manny just wants to fit in, but he finds himself all the more isolated by his small stature, liberal politics, and fetish for strong Asian women. While on a holiday with jaded Korean-American schoolteacher Karen Park, Manny accidentally runs afoul of a North Korean assassin on the hunt for Bible-thumping scientist Fred Isaacson, who illicitly possesses quantum technology. In the ensuing chaos, Manny metamorphoses into a mile-high colossus. Rampant destruction follows this 21st-century Gulliver until his destructive force can be redirected by American GIs against Dorothy Lee, the equally gigantic brainwashed agent of North Korean communism. Marshall’s energetic, tragic action-adventure pays equal homage to 1940s B-movies, mid-20th-century militarism, and 21st-century angst. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597803946
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publication date: 2/29/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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