The Isle of Minimus

MKL Murphy


The Isle of Minimus is a neon mirage from the heart of the sandblasted Nevada wasteland, a panorama of crazed dictators, dreamy acrobats, the urban warlords of Hollywood, video game cults, sinister boatmen, rogue airshow pilots, feral tourists, minituarised landmarks, opium dens, pop art, nuclear war, architecture, music, money, the sixties, the nineties, the post-nineties… a story of limitless scope and spectacle.

Using repetition, paradox and association, the novel leaves conventional views of linearity behind as it  revisits the World’s Fair in Montreal 1967 and its antithesis, Las Vegas in  1999, by way of a confrontation in which a cast of dwarfs fight their way out of the now-never of capitalist ontology in an attempt to find a way back into history.

The Isle of Minimus is out now. Available from all good bookshops or online (Amazon UK / Amazon US / B&NIndieBound / Powell’s)

Physical Book ISBN: 9781910924006 (£8.99 UK/ $14.95 US/ $15.95 CAN)
eBook ISBN: 9781910924013 (£6.50 UK/ $9.99 US/ $9.95 CAN)