The Fat Man in History and Other Stories
combines Peter Carey's bizarre, brilliant, chilling short stories from The Fat Man in History and War Crimes, plus three not in either.
The Fat Man in History and Other Stories combines the brilliant, bizarre, funny, chilling pieces originally published in The Fat Man in History and War Crimes (plus three stories not in either). Those from Fat Man posit what-ifs, with the title story wondering how, were some post-Marxist utopia to declare obesity counter-revolutionary, a household of fat men would strike back. Those from War Crimes are all in one way or another about power – those who wield it, those who want it, and those who recall either its dazzling exhilaration or degradation.