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Fat Man in History
     

Fat Man in History

by Peter Carey
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Edmund White
"Destined to (be) one of the most widely read and admired writers working in English." -- Times Literary Supplement (London)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307764270
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
Vintage International
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
2 MB

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Thomas Keneally
"Peter Carey is to Sydney what Joyce was to Dublin...An absolute master of language and of storytelling. Bet your money on him as one of the great figures on the cusp of the millennium.

Meet the Author

PETER CAREY is the author of thirteen novels and has twice received the Booker Prize. His other honours include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for 20 years.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 7, 1943
Place of Birth:
Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia
Education:
Monash University (no degree)
Website:
http://www.petercareybooks.com

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