Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World

Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World
Title Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World PDF eBook
Author Donald Antrim
Publisher Picador
Pages 189
Release 2012-06-05
Genre Fiction
ISBN 142997737X

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"A dark, suburban fantasy . . . richly funny, even whimsical, and bizarrely familiar." —The New Yorker In the seaside community of Donald Antrim's Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, the citizens are restless. The mayor has fired stinger missiles into the Botanical Garden reflecting pool, and his public execution was a messy affair. As these hawkish suburbanites fortify their houses with deadly moats and land mines, a former third-grade teacher named Pete Robinson steps forward with a tenuous bid to replace the mayor. But can anyone satisfy the terrible will of the people? By turns funny and phantasmagorical, fiercely intelligent and imaginative, Donald Antrim's story of suburban civics turned macabre is a new American classic.




Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World

Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World
Title Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World PDF eBook
Author Donald Antrim
Publisher Macmillan
Pages 189
Release 2012-06-05
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0312662106

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Originally published in 1993 by Viking Penguin.




The Hundred Brothers

The Hundred Brothers
Title The Hundred Brothers PDF eBook
Author Donald Antrim
Publisher Picador
Pages 208
Release 2011-06-21
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9781429977227

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With a New Introduction by Jonathan Franzen There's Rob, Bob, Tom, Paul, Ralph, and Noah; Nick, Dennis, Bertram, Russell, and Virgil. The doctor, the documentary filmmaker, and the sculptor in burning steal; the eldest, the youngest, and the celebrated "perfect" brother, Benedict. In Donald Antrim's mordantly funny novel The Hundred Brothers, our narrator and his colossal fraternity of ninety-eight brothers (one couldn't make it) have assembled in the crumbling library of their family's estate for a little sinister fun. Executed with the invention and intelligence of Barthelme and Pynchon, Antrim's taxonomy of male specimens is in equal proportions disturbing and absurdly hilarious.




One Friday in April: A Story of Suicide and Survival

One Friday in April: A Story of Suicide and Survival
Title One Friday in April: A Story of Suicide and Survival PDF eBook
Author Donald Antrim
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 144
Release 2021-10-12
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1324005572

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One of TIME's 100 Must-Read Books of 2021 One of BuzzFeed's Best Books of 2021 One of Vulture's Best Books of 2021 Named one of the Most Anticipated of Books of 2021 by the Los Angeles Times, Literary Hub, and The Millions A searing and brave memoir that offers a new understanding of suicide as a distinct mental illness. As the sun lowered in the sky one Friday afternoon in April 2006, acclaimed author Donald Antrim found himself on the roof of his Brooklyn apartment building, afraid for his life. In this moving memoir, Antrim vividly recounts what led him to the roof and what happened after he came back down: two hospitalizations, weeks of fruitless clinical trials, the terror of submitting to ECT—and the saving call from David Foster Wallace that convinced him to try it—as well as years of fitful recovery and setback. Through a clear and haunting reckoning with the author’s own story, One Friday in April confronts the limits of our understanding of suicide. Donald Antrim’s personal insights reframe suicide—whether in thought or in action—as an illness in its own right, a unique consequence of trauma and personal isolation, rather than the choice of a depressed person. A necessary companion to William Styron’s classic? Darkness Visible, this profound, insightful work sheds light on the tragedy and mystery of suicide, offering solace that may save lives.




An Unbroken Agony

An Unbroken Agony
Title An Unbroken Agony PDF eBook
Author Randall Robinson
Publisher Basic Civitas Books
Pages 306
Release 2008-05-06
Genre History
ISBN 0465012892

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On February 29, 2004, the first democratically elected president of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was forced to leave his country. The president was kidnapped, along with his Haitian-American wife, by American soldiers and flown to the isolated Central African Republic. In An Unbroken Agony, best-selling author and social justice advocate Randall Robinson chronicles his own cross-Atlantic journey to rescue the Haitian president from captivity in Africa while also connecting the fate of Aristide’s presidency to the Haitian people’s century-long quest for self-determination.




The Emerald Light in the Air

The Emerald Light in the Air
Title The Emerald Light in the Air PDF eBook
Author Donald Antrim
Publisher Granta Books
Pages
Release 2014-09-04
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1847086500

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In elegant, precise prose Donald Antrim crafts funny, tender stories of men and women disorientated by love, loss, and bouts of sorrow. An unfaithful husband goes out to buy flowers for his wife, while across town a new couple, both survivors of difficult childhoods, find comfort together in other people's apartments. On the edge of a university campus, a group of students are brought together by their ageing drama professor, whose predilection for pot and crush on his star pupil threaten to tip their performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream into a surreal and dangerous farce. And in the title story, a bereaved art teacher drives into the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia intending to throw away his ex-girlfriend's paintings.




Under the Dome: Part 2

Under the Dome: Part 2
Title Under the Dome: Part 2 PDF eBook
Author Stephen King
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 624
Release 2014-03-25
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1476767289

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The conclusion to King's tale of Chester's Mill, Maine, a town that's inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field, and which inspired a CBS TV drama.