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Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil, the (2005) [Novel]
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Welcome to Inner Horner, a nation so small it can only accommodate one citizen at a time. The other six citizens must wait their turns in the Short-Term Residency Zone of the surrounding country of Outer Horner. It’s a long-standing arrangement between the fantastical, not-exactly-human citizens of the two countries. But when Inner Horner suddenly shrinks, forcing three-quarters of the citizen then in residence over the border into Outer Horner territory, the Outer Hornerites declare an Invasion In Progress—having fallen under the spell of the power-hungry and demagogic Phil.

So begins The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil. Fueled by Saunders’s unrivaled wit, outlandish imagination, and incisive political sensibility, here is a deeply strange yet strangely familiar fable of power and impotence, justice and injustice—an Animal Farm for our times.

Original title: The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor
FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental

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Language: English

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The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil (September 2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Riverhead
ISBN: 9781594481529
Dimensions: 4.8 x 7 x 0.4 in
Pages: 130

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