Read to Sleep
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Gifts & Deals
Dec 01, 1988
| ISBN 9780140110876
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Dec 01, 1988 | ISBN 9780140110876
The debut work of fiction from the National Book Award-winning author of Europe CentralYou Bright and Risen Angels is the work of an extraordinary imagination. In this free-wheeling novel of epic proportions, William T. Vollmann has crafted a biting, hilarious satire of history, technology, politics, and misguided love. In the jungles of South America, on the ice fields of Alaska, the plains of the Midwest, and the streets of San Francisco, a fearsome battle rages. The insects are vying for world domination; the inventors of electricity stand in evil opposition. Bug , a young man, rebels against his own kind and joins forces with the insects. Wayne, a thug, allies himself with the malevolent forces of electricity and vows to assassinate the preying mantis who tends bar in Oregon.
William T. Vollmann has won the Whiting Foundation Award and the Shiva Naipaul Memorial Award for his fiction.
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