Reviews of The Fattest Man in America

'Christopher Nicholson's superb debut is described as a fable - but there is no straightforward moral here... as an allegory for modern America is irresistible: as such, it is painfully near the mark. Restricted to the simple yet compelling language of his narrator, Nicholson uses his frugal 250 pages to render a memorable character and produce an understated, rich work of literature.' (Metro)

'In Mickey, a decent working American whose faith in God and love of donuts prevent him from seeing the big picture, we are given a unique character who represents an aspect of American culture we often treat with disdain but perhaps don't entirely understand. An excellent debut.' (Time Out)

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