Just A Couple Of Days

by Tony Vigorito

On Sale: 04/02/2007

Just A Couple Of Days

by Tony Vigorito

On Sale: 04/02/2007


About the Book

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! 

Critical Praise

PRAISE FOR JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS  "Just a Couple of Days may be the most unusual, the most original novel I have ever read. It reminds me of my own first novel, Another Roadside Attraction, in that it almost completely defies what we've been taught that a novel ought to be... If philosophical ideas were harpoons, Tony Vigorito could turn every whale in Ahab's ocean into floating pincushions..." —Tom Robbins "A lyrical, thoughtful, viral meme of a book. Read it!"—CHRISTOPHER MOORE, author of LAMB and A DIRTY JOB "This is the kind of literary enjoyment so many people say you shouldn’t have, and then worry about when you start to draw larger conclusions from . . . I’d go so far as to say that this novel is ‘folk heroic’ and should be read by anyone who still values their capacity to think for themselves."—KRIS SAKNUSSEMM, author of ZANESVILLE —


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780156031226
  • ISBN 10: 0156031221
  • Imprint: Harper Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 04/02/2007
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Media Tie-In
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Science Fiction / Space Opera
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / General

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