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Ugly (Paperback) (Alexander Boldizar)

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Fiction. Humor. Muzhduk the Ugli the Fourth is a 300–pound boulder–throwing mountain man from Siberia whose tribal homeland is stolen by an American lawyer out to build a butterfly conservatory for wealthy tourists. In order to restore his people's land and honor, Muzhduk must travel to Harvard Law School to learn how to throw words instead of boulders. His anarchic adventures span continents, from Siberia to Cambridge to Africa, as he fights fellow students, Tuareg rebels, professors of law, dark magic, bureaucrats, heatstroke, postmodernists, and eventually time and space. A wild existential comedic romp, THE UGLY tells the tale of a flawed and unlikely hero struggling against the machine that shapes the people who govern our world.

"A picaresque novel about mountain people, Harvard lawyers, the heft of rocks, and the power of words. THE UGLY brims with intelligence and humor."–Laila Lalami, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
Number of Pages: 365
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Africa
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Alexander Boldizar
Language: English
Street Date: September 7, 2016
TCIN: 51631264
UPC: 9781936767472
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-1836
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