Pygmy

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'Begins here first account of operative me, agent number 67 on arrival mid-western American airport greater _______ area. Flight ____. Date ______. Priority mission top success to complete. Code name. Operation Havoc.

Fellow operatives already pass immigrant control, through secure doors and to embrace own other host family people. Operative Tibor, agent 23; operative Magda, agent 36; operative Ling, agent 19. All violate United States secure port of entry having success. Each now embedded among middle-income corrupt American family, all other homes, other schools, and neighbours of same city. By not after next today, strategy of web of operatives to be established.'

Agent Number 67, nicknamed Pygmy for his diminutive size, arrives in the United States from his totalitarian homeland (a mash-up of North Korea, Cuba, Communist-era China, and Nazi-era Germany), as an "exchange student" into the welcoming arms of his Simpsons-spinoff Midwestern host family. Host cow father (he works in the biological weapons complex outside of
town), chicken neck mother, pig dog brother, and the disconcertingly self-possessed cat sister introduce Pygmy into the rituals of postmodern American life, which he views with utter contempt. Along with his fellow operatives, all indoctrinated into the mindset of the totalitarian state, he is planning something big, something truly, truly awful, that will bring this big dumb country and its fat, dumb inhabitants to their knees.

Pygmy is a comedy. It is also Chuck Palahniuk's finest, most ambitious novel since Fight Club.

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Title: Pygmy <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Chuck Palahniuk <>Publisher: VINTAGE

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"The boldest book in a long while from an author not exactly unaccustomed to boundary-pushing...Palahniuk narrates in the startling, oblique speech of our anti-hero. In words as short as our protagonist: ace" (Grazia)

"The novel abandons minimalism for a Clockwork Orange-style spin through a semi-invented language. Consequently, it's Palahniuk's most challenging book yet" (The Sunday Herald)

"There's something likeably direct and single-minded about his desire to speak to, and for, the confused ranks of American outsiderdom" (Guardian)

"Palahniuk uses the broken English rather brilliantly to fragment each miniature description into essential parts... it has moments of poetry." (Saturday Telegraph Review)

"One of the most original that I have read in a long time...it uses language in a very different and imaginative way. Palahniuk is to be congratulated on the technical skill required to pull this off. Anyone who fears that the novel as an art form may be stuck in a rut should be given a copy." (www.pursewarden.blogspot.com)

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