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  • Currently Unavailable Cousin Joseph (Hardcover)
    Author: Jules Feiffer
    Artist: Jules Feiffer
    Published by: Liveright
    £18.99 RRP £23.50
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Description

Meet Big Sam Hannigan. Tough, righteous, a man on a mission. Only problem is, it’s the wrong mission.

Big Sam sees himself as a righteous, truth-seeking patriot, defending the American way, as his Irish immigrant father would have wanted, against a rising tide of left-wing unionism, strikes, and disruption that plague his home town.

At the same time he makes monthly, secret overnight trips on behalf of Cousin Joseph, a mysterious man on the phone he has never laid eyes on, to pay off Hollywood producers to ensure that they will film only upbeat films that idealize a mythic America: no warts, no injustice uncorrected, only happy endings.

But Sam, himself, is not in for a happy ending, as step by step the secret of his unseen mentor’s duplicity is revealed to him.

Fast-moving action, violence, and murder in the noir style of pulps and forties films are melded in the satiric, sociopolitical Feifferian style to dig up the buried fearmongering of the past and expose how closely it matches the headlines, happenings, and violence of today.

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Hardback
ISBN
9781631490651
Cat. No.
3665060
EAN
9781631490651
ISBN
9781631490651