The Committee on Town Happiness

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Dzanc Books, Jun 10, 2014 - Fiction - 174 pages
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The Committee on Town Happiness consists of ninety-nine linked stories about disappearing townsfolk. Air balloons are launched to search for the missing, galas proliferate, laws are imposed ad absurdum, and a guerilla group forms as the Committee shapes the future of small-town America in this biting examination of modern bureaucracy.

Alan Michael Parker is the author of two previous novels and seven collections of poems. His awards include three Pushcart Prizes and the 2012 North Carolina Book Award. Professor of English at Davidson College, he also teaches in the Queens University MFA program. He lives in Davidson, North Carolina.

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User Review  - endrju - Goodreads

It's been almost a month since I've read this book and I've been intentionally waiting to see if it is going to stick. And it does. It is simultaneously hilarious and incredibly sad. Frightening, as ... Read full review

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I think this thing is mis-blurbed. I thought it was sad as hell. Read full review

About the author (2014)

Alan Michael Parker is the author of two previous novels and seven collections of poems. His awards include three Pushcart Prizes and the 2012 North Carolina Book Award. Douglas C. Houchens Professor of English at Davidson College, he also teaches in the Queens University M.F.A. program. He lives in Davidson, North Carolina, and can be reached on the web at www.amparker.com

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