The Captain and the Glory (Hardback)
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The Captain and the Glory (Hardback)

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Hardback 128 Pages / Published: 05/12/2019
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An excoriating denunciation of the Trump administration clad in hilarious nautical clothes, The Captain and the Glory is a rollicking allegory rich in outrageous humour and savage critique. Boasting the unerring capacity for topicality that Eggers has become renowned for, this is a delicious slice of absurdist satire for our troubled times.

A hilarious, biting satire of the United States and its unpredictable leader from the best-selling author of The Circle

The grand ship Glory has been skilfully captained for years, but when its well-loved old skipper decides to step down, a new leader thrusts himself forward and a new era begins.

The new Captain is vulgar, bumbling and inexplicably confident. With no knowledge of nautical navigation or maritime law - nor even, as he has repeatedly remarked, a particular liking for boats - he solemnly swears to shake things up.

Together with his band of petty thieves and confidence men known as the Upskirt Boys, the Captain enthralls his passengers: writing his dreams and notions on the cafeteria whiteboard, boasting of his exemplary anatomy, devouring cheeseburgers, and tossing anyone who dissatisfies him overboard.

Until one day a famous pirate, long feared by passengers of the Glory but revered by the Captain for how phenomenally masculine he looks without a shirt while riding a horse, appears on the horizon . . .

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241445952
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 223 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A shattering, hilarious, spellbinding siren call from the deck of one of our greatest storytellers and prophets' - Eve Ensler

'Utterly hysterical. This book gets it exactly right - the tone, the form, the kind of naive narrative that implies that all this is perfectly normal. I laughed out loud so frequently I was amazed, because I'm not that easy to make laugh out loud. Bravo' - Eric Idle

'Completely absurd and true. As funny as it is scarily reflective of our times' - Tommy Orange

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