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Temporary People explores the human condition in all its most vulnerable exposures. Sharp and satirical, it is a breathtakingly paced romp, and the end will leave you drop-jawed and wanting more. Temporary People is a book for the ages and Steven Gillis delivers.

"Temporary People is a vicious and compelling storyboard for our time."—Jeff Parker, author of Ovenman

"As thoroughly dark and thoroughly humane as Vonnegut's apocalyptic novels like Cat's Cradle and Galapagos.... Here's a fable for our time, and for just about any other time you can imagine."—Chris Bachelder, author of U.S.!

Steven Gillis is the author of the novels Walter Falls and The Weight of Nothing, both finalists for the Independent Publisher Book of the Year Award and ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year awards for 2003 and 2005. He is a six-time Pushcart Prize nominee, and a collection of his stories—titled Giraffes—was published in 2007.

Synopsis:

A political fable of the first order, sharp and satirical, Temporary People - a hilariously insightful romp.

Synopsis:

Fiction. Revolution rocks and rolls. An ex-tv star seizes power and tries to turn daily life into an endless film. TEMPORARY PEOPLE is a political fable of the first order. Set on the island of Bamerita, a country whose "history is like the rim of a wheel made to turn round and round, our political cycles nothing if not redundant," Gillis' third novel, following Walter Falls and The Weight of Nothing, TEMPORARY PEOPLE explores the human condition in all its most vulnerable exposures. A brilliant send up of modern life turned inside out by the inescapable powers of history and fate, filled with pathos and humor, Gillis deftly explores the complexities of survival and choice in a world perpetually on the verge of going mad. Sharp and satirical, a breathtakingly paced romp, the end will leave you drop-jawed and wanting more. TEMPORARY PEOPLE is a book for the ages and once again Gillis delivers.

Synopsis:

Temporary People explores the human condition in all its most vulnerable exposures. Sharp and satirical, it is a breathtakingly paced romp, and the end will leave you drop-jawed and wanting more. Temporary People is a book for the ages and Steven Gillis delivers.

About the Author

Steven Gillis is the author of the novels Walter Falls and The Weight of Nothing, both finalists for the Independent Publishers Book of the Year and ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year 2003 and 2005. A 6 time Pushcart nominee, a collection of Steve's stories - titled Giraffes - was published in 2007. A second collection will be published in 2009.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780976899365
Publisher:
Black Lawrence Press
Subject:
Political
Author:
Gillis, Steven
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080401
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
205
Dimensions:
8.78x5.48x.69 in. .86 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

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Product details 205 pages Black Lawrence Press - English 9780976899365 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A political fable of the first order, sharp and satirical, Temporary People - a hilariously insightful romp.
"Synopsis" by , Fiction. Revolution rocks and rolls. An ex-tv star seizes power and tries to turn daily life into an endless film. TEMPORARY PEOPLE is a political fable of the first order. Set on the island of Bamerita, a country whose "history is like the rim of a wheel made to turn round and round, our political cycles nothing if not redundant," Gillis' third novel, following Walter Falls and The Weight of Nothing, TEMPORARY PEOPLE explores the human condition in all its most vulnerable exposures. A brilliant send up of modern life turned inside out by the inescapable powers of history and fate, filled with pathos and humor, Gillis deftly explores the complexities of survival and choice in a world perpetually on the verge of going mad. Sharp and satirical, a breathtakingly paced romp, the end will leave you drop-jawed and wanting more. TEMPORARY PEOPLE is a book for the ages and once again Gillis delivers.
"Synopsis" by , Temporary People explores the human condition in all its most vulnerable exposures. Sharp and satirical, it is a breathtakingly paced romp, and the end will leave you drop-jawed and wanting more. Temporary People is a book for the ages and Steven Gillis delivers.
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