The Cube People by Christian McphersonThe Cube People by Christian Mcpherson

The Cube People

byChristian Mcpherson

Paperback | October 1, 2010

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Christian McPherson's debut novel The Cube People pokes fun at government cubicle culture through the life and times of a struggling computer programmer/novelist wannabe. McPherson surrounds his protagonist, Colin MacDonald, with a cast of screwball characters while he toils away at his government job, struggles with fertility and dreams of becoming a published writer. Recycled air, bad lighting and bizarre environmental office policies by day; scheduled love-making sessions and rejection letters by night, push MacDonald to try to write his way out of his cyclical life story. Part tragedy, part comedy--with a bit of horror thrown in for fun--McPherson cooks up a boiling plot and a memorable anti-hero.
Christian McPherson is the author of six books, Cube Squared, My Life in Pictures, The Sun Has Forgotten Where I Live, The Cube People (shortlisted for the 2011 ReLit Awards), Poems that swim from my brain like rats leaving a sinking ship, and Six Ways to Sunday (shortlisted for the 2008 ReLit Awards). He has a degree in philosophy fro...
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Title:The Cube PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:October 1, 2010Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889712514

ISBN - 13:9780889712515

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It! I've not read anything this funny since "All Families Are Psychotic"
Date published: 2011-03-24

Editorial Reviews

"What's really distinctive about the book is just how funny it is. The sex scenes and masturbatory scenes are side-splitting; the bizarre, labyrinthine governmental logic is richly, darkly comic; the failures of the struggling writer are, in their sad-sack way, laughalong. McPherson has many ways to make the reader laugh, from the more energetic and obvious to the more sophisticated"
-Shane Neilson, The Fiddlehead