Yok

Yok

by Tim Davys
     
 

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“When you’re tired of run-of-the-mill fiction, it’s time to read [Tim Davys].”
—Brad Meltzer, author of The Book of Lies

“A world that's violent, tender, hilarious, and downright sickening. Really, what could be better?”
—Eric Garcia, author of Anonymous Rex

Tim Davys is one of the

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“When you’re tired of run-of-the-mill fiction, it’s time to read [Tim Davys].”
—Brad Meltzer, author of The Book of Lies

“A world that's violent, tender, hilarious, and downright sickening. Really, what could be better?”
—Eric Garcia, author of Anonymous Rex

Tim Davys is one of the most uniquely imaginative novelists writing today—the architect of Mollisan Town, a dark urban nightmare located in an alternate world populated by stuffed animals that lie, cheat, dream, despair, love, and kill. In the final installment in his acclaimed Mollisan Town Quartet, Davys leads us into Yok, a district of dashed hopes and broken dreams—the seediest neighborhood of “a unique place that is both strange and familiar” (Boston Globe)—and employs an engaging cast of damaged animate plush toys to explore provocative questions of life, death, and morality. Yok is nourishment for readers hungry for off-beat, literary fiction, and fans of Christopher Moore, Neil Gaiman, Clifford Chase, and Jasper Fforde will be inexorably drawn into Davys’ ingeniously sculpted world.

Editorial Reviews

Boston Globe
Yok feels both clever and genuinely moving... A delicious read.”
Library Journal
The fourth book in the "Mollisan Town Quartet" (after Amberville, Lanceheim, and Torquai), this entry is made up of four stories set in the area named Yok. Each story offers a singular reading experience, delving into a different aspect of the conundrum called life. Fox Antonio Ortega is ruined by love, Erik Gecko runs away from success, rock star Mike Chimpanzee is imprisoned by freedom, and Vincent Hare is crushed by ambition. The writing is exquisite. These characters are all literal stuffed animals, though they are otherwise human in every other way, having all the normal human functions. This absurdist reverse anthropomorphism creates a weird sense of real unreality that is quite compelling. These stuffed animals are people stuck in fabric bodies. They are just like us but not. They can die at any time, either by accident or when the enigmatic "Chauffeurs" come to take them away. VERDICT An intense tragicomic examination of the problems of living: Watership Down meets Rabbit, Run. Highly recommended.—Henry Bankhead, Los Gatos P.L., CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062196644
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
961 KB

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Meet the Author

Tim Davys is a pseudonym. He is the author of Amberville, Lanceheim, and Tourquai, the first three books in the Mollisan Town quartet. He lives in Sweden.

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