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On the day Tancredi was born, scientists discovered a new star. They called it Surprise. They should have called it Armageddon. James Palumbo's brutal satire on the philosophy of short-termism is reminiscent of THE LITTLE PRINCE. Shocking and profound, it is undercut with the dark humour that made TOMAS so scandalous and successful.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 154 x 233 x 16mm | 440g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 11 full page B/W line drawings, 26 small B/W line drawings
  • 1908631007
  • 9781908631008
  • 1,601,362

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Praise for TOMAS: 'Absolutely amazing' - Stephen Fry. 'The noises I made whilst reading this book frightened people' - Noel Fielding. 'Visionary, revealing grim truths' - Evening Standard. 'Should be on the long list for the Man-Booker prize' - Peter James. 'Savage satire of the highest calibre' - Monocle. 'Grotesque as it is gripping' - Niall Ferguson. 'A scathing attack on celebrity culture' - TLS. 'I loved it' - Claudia Winkleman. 'Many will enjoy this grotesque, bizarre satire' - thelondonpaper. 'Either mad or genius of both' - Rory Bremner. 'Has cult written all over it' - TheBookBag.
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About James Palumbo

James Palumbo is the co-founder of the iconic London nightclub Ministry of Sound. It has grown into a multi-media business and is now the largest independent record company in the world. His first novel, TOMAS, a satire on greed and corruption, was published in 2009 to huge critical acclaim. TANCREDI is his second book.
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41 ratings
2.76 out of 5 stars
5 12% (5)
4 5% (2)
3 44% (18)
2 24% (10)
1 15% (6)
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