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Elect Mr. Robinson for a better world: A Novel

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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 not so very different from the one in which we live.
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9780312662103
9781429977371
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subject_facet Black humor, Elementary school teachers -- Fiction, Mayors -- Election -- Fiction, Violence -- Fiction
title_display Elect Mr. Robinson for a better world
title_full Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World A Novel, Elect Mr. Robinson for a better world / Donald Antrim ; with a new introduction by Jeffrey Eugenides
title_short Elect Mr. Robinson for a better world
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Black humor, Election, Elementary school teachers, Fiction, Literature, Mayors, Violence