Elect Mr. Robinson for A Better World

Elect Mr. Robinson for A Better World

Book - 1993
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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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1993
ISBN: 9780670851393
Characteristics: 185 p. ; 22 cm


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