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The Fatness by [Rayner, Mark A.]
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Editorial Reviews


"Food for thought dished out in one of the funniest novels to come around."
~San Francisco Review of Books

"Keelan Cavanaugh has been sentenced to a very different kind of prison. Uncomfortably installed at the Calorie Reduction Centre (CRC) -- also known as the Fatness, or the Girth Gulag -- he will lose weight, whether he wants to or not. In Rayner's newest work of satire, anyone with a "few extra" must go to the CRC or lose their insurance, their jobs, or worse. There's a bright spot for Keelan, though, for it is at the CRC that he meets Jacinda, an activist attorney looking to expose the CRC. Ironically, she gives Keelan a reason to make the program work -- he now wants to look his best. But it's not as easy as counting calories. Here, even personal weight loss is mired in bureaucracy and miles of red tape. The story holds up mirrors for social issues including the basic respect due all people and the need to cast a wary eye to the further privatization of health care. There's humor and heart resident in Keelan's story, as well as a sly inclusion of actual science. The Fatness is an ideal suggestion for fans of Christopher Moore's absurdist delights, or for readers of dystopian fiction who could use a side of levity with their otherwise totalitarian buffet." 
~IndiePicks Magazine

About the Author

Human-shaped, simian-obsessed, robot-fighting, pirate-hearted, storytelling junkie Mark A. Rayner is an award-winning writer of satirical and speculative fiction.

By day, Mark teaches his bemused students at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (at Western University), how to construct social media campaigns and viable information architectures that will not become self-aware and destroy all humans. By night he is a writer of short stories, novels, squibs and other drivel. (Some pure, and some quite tainted with meaning.)

Many cheeseburgers were harmed in the making of this novel.

Product details

  • File Size: 1201 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1927590051
  • Publisher: Monkeyjoy Press (November 3, 2017)
  • Publication Date: November 3, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0751X1DTH
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,669,669 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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