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Fiskadoro - Johnson, Denis

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'Daring and provocative... Startlingly original' New York Times

The nuclear holocaust has been and gone, and now everything is different. In Twicetown, once Key West, two missiles sit unexploded, objects of awe and indifference. Mr Cheung teaches the boy Fiskadoro to play the clarinet; Grandmother Wright, the oldest person in the world, endlessly relives the fall of Saigon; Cassius Clay Sugar Ray trades in radioactive artefacts. Boats go out to comb the sea for fish, and the sea keeps some of the men. Tossing fitfully in nightmares of forgotten wars, lazing in the tropical heat, the flotsam and jetsam of a lost civilization pursue their lives through a world of fractured memories. And they wait - for the Cubans to come, for the Quarantine to be lifted, for the god Quetzalcoatl, the god Bob Marley, the god Jesus to return and build their kingdoms.

From the author of Tree of Smoke, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction

Industry Reviews

"Wildly ambitious. . . Its strange, hallucinatory vision of America and modern history is never less than compelling" * New York Times *
"A leap of the imagination. . . stunningly delivered" * Los Angeles Times Book Review *
"Haunting. . .an eerie and powerful visionary novel" * Boston Globe *

ISBN: 9780099440840
ISBN-10: 0099440849
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 6th March 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1

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