Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Palahniuk Novel On Sale Today!

Pygmy, the newest novel from local fave Chuck Palahniuk, goes on sale today. The publisher describes it as "'The Manchurian Candidate' meets 'South Park.'" Pygmy is one of a handful of young adults from a totalitarian state sent to the United States, disguised as exchange students, to live with typical American families and blend in, all the while planning an unspecified act of massive terrorism. Palahniuk depicts Midwestern life through the eyes of this thoroughly indoctrinated little killer, who hates us with a passion and has been trained since infancy in martial arts, chemistry, and radical hatred of the United States. He has six months to build a prize-winning project for the National Science Fair. If he succeeds, he and his project will go to Washington, D.C. for the finals competition -- where the project will explode, killing millions.
It’s a comedy -- albeit a dark one, about terrorism and racism. And it's a romance. And it will make you think. In other words, it's vintage Palahniuk.

Palahniuk grew up in Burbank, Washington, and lives in the Portland area. He earned his degree from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism in 1986. In his mid-30s he started writing novels, working with Tom Spanbauer and his Dangerous Writers writing workshops. Some of his novels include Fight Club, Lullaby, Choke, and his two most recent: Rant and Snuff. Several of his books have been made into movies. He has also written a nonfiction book about the oddities of Portland called Fugitives and Refugees.

Come get your copy of Pygmy today! We'd be happy to save a copy for you.

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