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Hobson's Island (British Literature)

by Stefan Themerson

ISBN 1564784177 / 9781564784179 / 1-56478-417-7
Publisher Dalkey Archive Pr
Language English
Edition Softcover
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THE DARKLY COMIC STORY OF AN ISOLATED ISLAND AND THE FLOOD OF VISITORS WHO SUDDENLY DISRUPT IT Hobson's Island enjoyed decades of isolation in the Atlantic Ocean. For years, the caretakers lived there peacefully, with only a cow for company and an empty house to care for. But all is suddenly disrupted when a wave of unusual visitors arrive: a deposed African king fleeing a revolution, a Hobson descendant claiming ownership, government agents eyeing the nation-less real estate and scientists looking to test a dangerous new invention. The comic is wound up with the serious and let go to devastating effect. A clever and apt parody of the Cold War power plays and twisted science, HOBSON'S ISLAND is a strangely touching, sympathetic and emotional account of the families and individuals brought together and broken up by Hobson's Island. [via]