Just A Couple of Days

Just A Couple of Days

Book - 2007
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Blip Korterly kicks off a game of graffiti tag on a local overpass by painting a simple phrase: "Uh-oh." An anonymous interlocutor writes back: "When?" Blip slyly answers: "Just a couple of days." But what happens in just a couple of days? Blip is arrested; his friend, Dr. Flake Fountain--a molecular biologist--is drafted into a shadow-government research project conducting experiments on humans. The virus being tested--cleverly called "the Pied Piper"--renders its victims incapable of symbolic capacity; that is, incapable of communication. Is this biological weaponry? What would happen if it were let loose on the world? Does a babbling populace pose a threat or provide an opportunity for social evolution?

This novel's absurd, larger-than-life characters speak in exuberant prose that is as satirical as it is playful, as full of implications as it is full of mirth. It's no wonder Just a Couple of Days has become an underground cult classic. This grassroots phenomenon will reach even more soon-to-be fans in its newly updated Harvest edition-- complete with an excerpt from the author's next book!
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, 2007.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed., 1st Harvest ed.
ISBN: 9780156031226
0156031221
Branch Call Number: F Vigo
Characteristics: 394 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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