- ISBN: 9781617751721 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.
|Summary, etc.:|| A RIVETING, POIGNANT SATIRE OF SOCIETAL ILLS, with an added dose of fantasy, Every Boy Should Have a Man takes place in a post-human world where creatures called oafs keep humanlike "mans" as beloved pets. One day, a poor boy oaf brings home a man whom he hides under his bed in the hopes his parents won't find out. When the man is discovered, the boy admits it is not his-but the boy is no delinquent. Despite the accusations being hurled at him, he's telling the truth when he says he found the man aimlessly wandering in the bramble. Nevertheless, he must return the man to his rightful owner. But when the heartbroken boy comes home from school one afternoon, he finds wrapped up in red ribbon a female man with a note around her neck: Every boy should have a man. You're a fine son. Love, Dad. THUS BEGINS EVERY BOY SHOULD HAVE A MAN, Preston L. Allen's picaresque journey into uncharted territory in earth, sky, and firmament. With echoes of Margaret Atwood and Jack and the...
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