The Butt

The Butt

An Exit Strategy

Book - 2008/09/16
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Baker & Taylor
A dystopian work portraying the consequences of post-September 11 "Big Brother"-style government finds Tom Brodzinki's efforts to quit smoking setting off a chain reaction that threatens society, sending Tom into exile after being wrongfully branded for using his last cigarette as a weapon of offense.

McMillan Palgrave

One of contemporary fiction's most "wickedly brilliant…endlessly talented" (Publishers Weekly) satirists delivers a dystopian novel skewering global politics and Big Brother-style government post-9/11.

When Tom Brodzinksi tries to give up smoking, he inadvertently sets off a chain of events that threaten to upset the tenuous balance of peace in a not-too-distant land. When he flips the butt of his final cigarette off the balcony of his vacation apartment, it lands on elderly Reggie Lincoln, lounging on the balcony below. Lincoln suffers a burn, and the local authorities charge Tom with assault—in a country with draconian anti-smoking laws, a cigarette is a weapon of offense. For reparation, Tom must leave his family behind and wander through the arid center of the country's deserted territory. Joining Tom on his journey is Brian Prentice, a mysteriously sinister presence, who has his own sins to make up for. Inevitably, the two men encounter violence, forcing them to come together despite their seething mistrust. A profoundly disturbing allegory, The Butt reveals the heart of a distinctly modern darkness.



Blackwell North Amer
When Tom Brodzinski tries to give up smoking, he inadvertently sets off a chain of events that threatens to upset the tenuous balance of peace in a not-too-distant dystopian land. He flips the butt of his final cigarette off the balcony of his vacation apartment: it lands on elderly Reggie Lincoln, lounging on the balcony below. Lincoln suffers a burn and the local authorities charge Tom with assault - in a country with draconian antismoking laws, a cigarette is a weapon.
For reparation, Tom must leave his family behind and wander through the arid heat of the country's deserted interior. Joining Tom on his journey is Brian Prentice. a mysteriously sinister presence who has his own sins to repent for. Inevitably, the two men encounter violence, forcing them to come together despite their seething mistrust.
Told with Will Self's signature wit and narrative flair, this profoundly disturbing allegory reveals the heart of a distinctly modern darkness.

Baker
& Taylor

A dystopian work portraying the consequences of post-September 11 "Big Brother"-style government finds Tom Brodzinki's efforts to quit smoking setting off a chain reaction that threatens society, sending Tom into exile after being wrongfully branded for using his last cigarette as a weapon of offense. 30,000 first printing.

Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Pub., 2008/09/16
ISBN: 9781596915558
1596915552
Branch Call Number: FICTION SELF
Characteristics: 355 p

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