"In Percival Everett's sixth book of dark, comic moralizing on the fate of the planet, its people, and the absurd Meaning of It All, readers are taken into the pitiable life of Alice Achitophel, a grotesquely obese government clerk, social outcast, and, apparently, the world's only fertile woman in the aftermath of worldwide nuclear holocaust. The ultimate question is humanity's survival". -- San Francisco Chronicle New American Writing Award
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I loved this early Percival Everett. We have a society where there are no children, no overweight people, women are sterilized by the government and everywhere exists on government cheese. And of ...
Review: ZulusUser Review - Michael - Goodreads
This is a really strange book, from early in Everett's career. Visionary is the best word to describe it. The story takes leaps that a reader may not be prepared to take unless he/she is interested in ... Read full review