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Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World

(1993)
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In his first novel, Elect Mr. Robinson For a Better World, Donald Antrim demonstrates all of the skill that critics have hailed in his subsequent work: the pitch-perfect ear, the cunning imagination, and the uncanny control of a narrative at once familiar and incandescently strange.

In Pete Robinson’s seaside suburban town, things have, well, fallen into disrepair. The voters have de-funded schools, the mayor has been drawn and quartered by an angry mob of townsmen, and Turtle Pond Park is stocked with claymore mines. Pete Robinson, third grade teacher with a 1:32 scale model of an Inquisition dungeon in his basement, wants to open a new school, and in his effort to do so he stumbles upon another idea: he needs to run for mayor. Uniquely hilarious, this novel is a horrifyingly insightful tale of a world not so very different from the one in which we live.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 1993 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World: A Novel
Author(s): Donald Antrim
ISBN: 0-670-85139-6 / 978-0-670-85139-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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August 1993 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World
Author(s): Donald Antrim
ISBN: 0-434-02336-1 / 978-0-434-02336-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Elect Mr Robinson for a Better World
Author(s): Donald Antrim
ISBN: 1-84708-652-7 / 978-1-84708-652-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Granta Books
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June 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World: A Novel
Author(s): Donald Antrim
ISBN: 0-312-66210-6 / 978-0-312-66210-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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March 2001 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World: A novel
Author(s): Donald Antrim
ISBN: 0-375-72503-2 / 978-0-375-72503-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 1994 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World
Author(s): Donald Antrim
ISBN: 0-7493-9795-0 / 978-0-7493-9795-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Minerva
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September 1994 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World
Author(s): Donald Antrim
ISBN: 0-14-023102-1 / 978-0-14-023102-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin USA (P)
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Elect Mr Robinson for a Better World
Author(s): Donald Antrim
Publisher: Granta Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World: A Novel
Author(s): Donald Antrim
Publisher: Picador
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