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Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World: A novel (1993)

by Donald Antrim

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An anatomy of the making of a fascist, and one of the most nihilistic visions of suburbia I've ever encountered-- indeed, there is no light, no transcendent moment, in the entire book.
  Richard.Greenfield | Apr 22, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375725032, Paperback)

In his first novel, Elect Mr. Robinson For a Better World, Donald Antrim demonstrates all of the skill that critics have hailed in his subsequent work: the pitch-perfect ear, the cunning imagination, and the uncanny control of a narrative at once familiar and incandescently strange.

In Pete Robinson’s seaside suburban town, things have, well, fallen into disrepair. The voters have de-funded schools, the mayor has been drawn and quartered by an angry mob of townsmen, and Turtle Pond Park is stocked with claymore mines. Pete Robinson, third grade teacher with a 1:32 scale model of an Inquisition dungeon in his basement, wants to open a new school, and in his effort to do so he stumbles upon another idea: he needs to run for mayor. Uniquely hilarious, this novel is a horrifyingly insightful tale of a world not so very different from the one in which we live.

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