A History of the World for Rebels and Somnambulists

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Telegram, 2008 - Fiction - 172 pages
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From the beginning of the world--when God created Audrey Hepburn, the guilt complex, and worker ants--to the end, broadcast live on a TV chat show, A History of the World for Rebels and Somnambulists whips through our tortuous past with the deftness of a surgeon's scalpel.

Jonah confronts a ship of Norwegian whalers, Little Red Riding Hood gets drunk with the wolf, and Bob Dylan loses his shadow. It is a history unlike any other: at once sinister, alarming, and breathlessly funny.

Jesus del Campo was born in Gijón, Spain. He is a translator, traveler, and doctor of philosophy. His other books include a novel about Snow White.

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Think Terry Pratchet but odder - supposed to be a childrens book, but you'll have to be a bloody child prodigy to understand this one. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
8
Section 3
14
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Jesus del Campo was born in Gijón, Spain. He is a translator, a traveller and a doctor of philosophy. Other books include a novel about Snow White. Catherine Mansfield has a BA in Spanish and English from Oxford University. She spent a year teaching English in Gijón, Spain. This is her first full translated work. She lives in London.

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