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The Cockroach

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The Cockroach

A brilliant, of-the-moment political satire like no other: here is Ian McEwan's Brexit-era take on Kafka's METAMORPHOSIS, centered on a cockroach transformed into the prime minister of England.

That morning, Jim Sams, clever but by no means profound, woke from uneasy dreams to find himself transformed into a giant creature.

Jim Sams has undergone a metamorphosis. In his previous life, he was ignored or loathed, but in his new incarnation, he is the most powerful man in Britain --- and it is his mission to carry out the will of the people. Nothing must get in his way: not the opposition, nor the dissenters within his own party. Not even the rules of parliamentary democracy.

In this bitingly funny Kafkaesque satire, Ian McEwan engages with scabrous humor a very recognizable political world and turns it on its head.

The Cockroach
by Ian McEwan

  • Publication Date: October 8, 2019
  • Genres: Fiction, Satire
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN-10: 0593082427
  • ISBN-13: 9780593082423