Swallowing a Donkey's Eye
by Paul Tremblay and Susanne Apgar


Overview - Farm is the mega-conglomerate food supplier for City, populated with rabidly bureaucratic superiors, and sexually deviant tour guides dressed in chicken and duck suits. City is sprawling, technocratic, and rests hundreds of feet above the coastline on the creaking shoulders of a giant wooden pier.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Farm is the mega-conglomerate food supplier for City, populated with rabidly bureaucratic superiors, and sexually deviant tour guides dressed in chicken and duck suits. 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 mother disappears, he fears she has been deported under City to Pier."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781926851693
  • ISBN-10: 1926851692
  • Publisher: Chizine Publications
  • Publish Date: August 2012
  • Page Count: 337
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP


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Books > Fiction > Fantasy - General
Books > Fiction > Satire
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-07-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

Tremblay (The Little Sleep) falters with this broad near-future political farce. Employee #42-9-33LB-A, who has never heard a real farm animal in his life, has left the City, which deports its homeless, for six years on the Farm, a highly regimented and restricted facility where even fruit and leaves fall to the ground only on schedule. The Farm is run by a “dehumanizing, environmentally toxic megaconglomerate” and is where the employee hopes to earn enough money to help out his mother. Chafing at all the rules, the narrator climbs a tree to eat a forbidden fruit, inevitably landing in serious trouble: incarceration in the Hole and a possible death sentence. The often sophomoric humor falls flat (one advocacy group is named Farm Animals Revolution Today, or FART), and the novelty of the conceit wears thin before too long. Agent: Stephen Barbara, the Donald Maass Literary Agency. (Sept.)

 
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