Swallowing a Donkey's Eye

Swallowing a Donkey's Eye

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By (author) Paul Tremblay

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  • Publisher: Chizine Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 275 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 184mm x 12mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 14 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Toronto
  • ISBN 10: 1926851692
  • ISBN 13: 9781926851693
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,454,653

Product description

Join Farm today! It's only six years of your life! Farm is the mega-conglomerate food supplier for City, populated with rabidly bureaucratic superiors, antagonistic and sexually deviant tour guides dressed in chicken and duck suits, and farm animals illegally engineered for silence. City is sprawling, technocratic, and rests hundreds of feet above the coastline on the creaking shoulders of a giant wooden pier. When the narrator's single mother, whom he left behind in City, falls out of contact, he fears the worst: his mother is homeless and subsequently to be deported under City to the Pier. On his desperate search to find his mother, he encounters ecoterrorists wearing plush animal suits, an election that hangs in the balance as the City's all-powerful Mayor is infatuated with magic refrigerators and outlaw campaigns, and a wise-cracking, over-sexed priest who may or may not have ESP, but who is most certainly his deadbeat dad. Whether rebelling against the regimented and ridiculous nature of Farm life, exploring the all-too-familiar and consumer-obsessed world of City, experiencing the all-too-real suffering of the homeless in Pier, or confronting the secrets of his own childhood, "Swallowing a Donkey's Eye's" narrator is a hilarious, neurotic, and rage-filled Quixote searching for his mother, his own dignity, and the meaning of humanity.

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