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The Roaches Have No King

The Roaches Have No King

by Daniel Weiss

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A colony of cockroaches lives in harmony with the human couple who share their apartment; when the tempestuous woman hurls meals against the wall, there is food for all.

But one day she disappears. Her successor, who is compulsively tidy, has the kitchen redone; cracks and holes are sealed, and all food is stored in impenetrable containers. The colony is threatened with starvation.

Numbers (his name derives from the Bible, where he grew up) leads his peers in an intricate yet costly campaign to try to drive her out and save themselves.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940016171364
Publisher: Pointed Prose Press
Publication date: 02/20/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 249
File size: 598 KB

About the Author

Daniel Evan Weiss, "surely the Evel Knievel of novelists," is the author of three books of non-fiction, five memoirs, and four novels. The Roaches Have No King, his first novel, was considered so controversial that it was not published in American until nine years after it was originally purchased. It has since gone on to be translated around the world. A graduate of terrible public schools and then Harvard University, he is a long-time resident of New York City.

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