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Permanent Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Fiction - 247 pages
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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 ... Read full review


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Percival Everett is the author of more than twenty books. He is the recipient of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and the PEN Center USA Award for Fiction. He teaches at the University of Southern California and lives outside Los Angeles.

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