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The stories in Peter Carey's collection are bizarre, funny and chilling. Their landscape is exotic and surreal, an ominous near-future that has the distinct feel of contemporary life. Carey's narratives are an exhilarating blend of fable, fantasy and allegory in which, as in dreams, something odd and menacing takes control.Here are societies in which people gamble for new bodies in a genetic lottery or watch apprehensively as first buildings, then parts of the landscape, and eventually their neighbours, begin to ...

The Fat Man in History 1998, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571144389

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The Fat Man in History 1998, University of Queensland Pr (Australia)

ISBN-13: 9780702230202

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The Fat Man in History 1994, ISBS

ISBN-13: 9780702227998

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The Fat Man in History 1993, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679743323

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The Fat Man in History 1984, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia

ISBN-13: 9780702209000

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The Fat Man in History 1980, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571116195

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