Swallowing a Donkey's Eye

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ChiZine Publications, 2012 - Fiction - 337 pages
32 Reviews
FARM WANTS YOU!Farm is the megaconglomerate food supplier for City, populated with rabidly bureaucratic superiors, and sexually deviant tour guides dressed in chicken and duck suits. City is sprawling, technocratic, and rests hundreds of feet above the coastline on the creaking shoulders of a giant wooden pier. When the narrator's single mother, whom he left behind in City, falls out of contact, he fears the worst: his mother is homeless and subsequently to be deported under City to the Pier.On his desperate search to find his mother, he encounters ecoterrorists wearing plush animal suits, City's allpowerful Mayor who is infatuated with magic refrigerators and outlaw campaigns, and an oversexed priest who may or may not have ESP, but who is most certainly his deadbeat dad. Whether rebelling against regimented and ridiculous Farm life, exploring the consumerobsessed world of City, experiencing the suffering of the homeless in Pier, or confronting the secrets of his own childhood, SWALLOWING A DONKEY'S EYE's narrator is a hilarious, neurotic, and ragefilled Quixote searching for his mother, his own dignity, and the meaning of humanity.

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User Review  - Nicholas Kaufmann - Goodreads

Tremblay's dystopian, near-future sf novel is funny, angry, and bittersweet all at once. The setting, City, is a place of rampant bureaucracy and injustice, but Tremblay, like his windblown narrator ... Read full review

Review: Swallowing a Donkey's Eye

User Review  - Goodreads

Tremblay's dystopian, near-future sf novel is funny, angry, and bittersweet all at once. The setting, City, is a place of rampant bureaucracy and injustice, but Tremblay, like his windblown narrator ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Paul Tremblay is also the author of the novels THE LITTLE SLEEP, NO SLEEP TILL WONDERLAND, and the short story collection IN THE MEAN TIME. His essays and short fiction have appeared in THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, Five Chapters.com, and BEST AMERICAN FANTASY 3. He is the coeditor of four anthologies including CREATURES: THIRTY YEARS OF MONSTER STORIES (with John Langan). Paul is currently on the board of directors for the Shirley Jackson Awards. He fears many things, including the return of his banished uvula.

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