Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World

Author(s): Donald Antrim

Hardback fiction

In his first novel, Elect Mr. Robinson For a Better World, Donald Antrim demonstrates all of the skill that critics have hailed in his subsequent work: the pitch-perfect ear, the cunning imagination, and the uncanny control of a narrative at once familiar and incandescently strange.In Pete Robinson's seaside suburban town, things have, well, fallen into disrepair. The voters have de-funded schools, the mayor has been drawn and quartered by an angry mob of townsmen, and Turtle Pond Park is stocked with claymore mines. Pete Robinson, third grade teacher with a 1:32 scale model of an Inquisition dungeon in his basement, wants to open a new school, and in his effort to do so he stumbles upon another idea: he needs to run for mayor. Uniquely hilarious, this novel is a horrifyingly insightful tale of a world frighteningly similar to the one in which we live.Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780434023363
  • : heinemann
  • : heinemann
  • : January 1993
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Donald Antrim
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 185