by Chuck Palahniuk (Author)


Agent Number 67, nicknamed Pygmy for his diminutive size, arrives in the United States from his totalitarian homeland. An 'exchange student' he is welcomed with open arms by his Midwestern host family. Simpsons-spinoffs, they introduce him into the rituals of postmodern American life, which he views with utter contempt. Along with his fellow operatives, he is planning something big, something truly, truly awful, to bring this big dumb country's fat inhabitants to their knees.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 03 Jun 2010

ISBN 10: 0099526972
ISBN 13: 9780099526971
Book Overview: The most ambitious novel yet from the author of Fight Club and Choke.

Media Reviews
The boldest book in a long while...ace -- Lauren Laverne * Grazia *
A hilarious ever, Palahniuk is interested in pushing the limits. He leaps over the line of good taste - and lands squarely on his feet * Booklist *
Brilliant... It has moments of poetry * Daily Telegraph *
Brilliantly conceived, linguistically inventive and extremely rude -- Anne McElvoy * New Statesman, Books of 2009 *
The novel abandons minimalism for a Clockwork Orange-style spin through a semi-invented language. Consequently, it's Palahniuk's most challenging book yet -- Colin Waters * The Sunday Herald *
Author Bio
Chuck Palahniuk is the bestselling author of fifteen fictional works, including Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Rant, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You, and most recently Make Something Up. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.