Malla
2014 Longlist

People Park

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

It’s the Silver Jubilee of People Park, an urban experiment conceived by a radical mayor and zealously policed by the testosterone-powered New Fraternal League of Men. To celebrate, the insular island city has engaged the illustrationist Raven, who promises to deliver the most astonishing spectacle its residents have ever seen. As the entire island comes together for the event, we meet an unforgettable cross-section of its inhabitants, from activists to nihilists, art stars to athletes, families to inveterate loners. Soon, however, what has promised to be a triumph of civic harmony begins to reveal its shadow side. And when Raven’s illustration exceeds even the most extreme of expectations, the island is plunged into a series of unnatural disasters that force people to confront what they are really made of.

People Park is a tour de force of eerily prescient, grotesque, and hilarious observation and a narrative of gripping, unrelenting suspense. Malla writes as if the twin demons of Stephen King and Flannery O’Connor were resting on his shoulders. You’ve never read anything quite like People Park.

 

 

 

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Pasha
Malla

Pasha Malla is an award-winning writer. He was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, grew up in London, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Pasha Malla is an award-winning writer. He was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, grew up in London, Ontario, and now lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

Innovative literary writing style. Compelling storytelling. Quite popular among younger adult readers.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
11/04/2014
Country
Canada
Author
Publisher
House of Anansi Press

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