Munmun (Hardback)Jesse Andrews (author)
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In an alternate reality a lot like our world, every person's physical size is directly proportional to their wealth. The poorest of the poor are the size of rats, and billionaires are the size of skyscrapers.
Warner and his sister Prayer are destitute - and tiny. Their size is not just demeaning but dangerous: day and night they face mortal dangers that bigger, richer people don't ever have to think about, from being mauled by cats to their house getting stepped on. There are no cars or phones built small enough for them, or schools or hospitals, for that matter - there's no point, when no one that little has any purchasing power, and when salaried doctors and teachers would never fit in buildings so small. Warner and Prayer know their only hope is to scale up, but how can two littlepoors survive in a world built against them?
Brilliant, warm and funny, this is a social novel for our times in the tradition of 1984 or the work of Douglas Adams.
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 587 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 29 mm
This was probably the funniest book I've ever read... Everyone should read this book. * The Guardian on ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL *
Funny, warm, enjoyably scatterbrained... An honest depiction of society's reaction to illness and death. * The Observer on ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL *
Shocking and funny, unsettling and charming * Roddy Doyle on THE HATERS *
Somewhere in the unlikely intersection between 1984 and Douglas Adams sits Munmun, a hilarious and prescient novel that skewers the inequalities of today. In an alternative world, the poor are tiny and the rich skyscraper tall. Warner is the size of a rat, but for how long? * NetGalley *
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