Little Boys Come from the Stars (Paperback)

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Sardonic, subtle, and sweetly scathing, Little Boys Come from the Stars is satire at its best. Set in an unnamed country in equatorial Africa, it tells the story of Michel, a precocious teen dubbed Matapari ("trouble") because of his extraordinary birth. Though his father is a reclusive scholar, his mother a pious though confused Catholic, and his uncle a shameless opportunist determined to gain power in the shifting politics of their post-colonial nation, Matapari remains an unsullied child who wears Reeboks, drinks Coke, reads Japanese comics, and watches "Rambo." But when his family becomes the nucleus of the revolution for democracy, Matapari proves to be the ideal narrator for this story of violent upheaval and bloody corruption-a voice whose ironic innocence makes bearable and even humorous the awful realities of the world it describes.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780385721226
SKU 30860069
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0385721226
Release Date 3/1/2002
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Anchor Books
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