The Fat Man in History

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A landmark in contemporary Australian literature, The Fat Man in History brought early acclaim to Peter Carey for his brilliant and ingenious fiction. These twelve stories introduce visionary landscapes of intense clarity, where the rules of the game are bizarre yet chillingly familiar.
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Overview

A landmark in contemporary Australian literature, The Fat Man in History brought early acclaim to Peter Carey for his brilliant and ingenious fiction. These twelve stories introduce visionary landscapes of intense clarity, where the rules of the game are bizarre yet chillingly familiar.
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Edmund White
"Destined to (be) one of the most widely read and admired writers working in English." -- Times Literary Supplement (London)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679743323
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: Vintage International Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.16 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Crabs 1
Peeling 15
She Wakes 26
Life & Death in the South Side Pavilion 28
Room No. 5 (Escribo) 34
Happy Story 45
A Windmill in the West 49
Withdrawal 60
Report on the Shadow Industry 81
Conversations with Unicorns 84
American Dreams 90
The Fat Man in History 102
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