Munroe, Jim

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Ryan, a shy, caffeine-addicted university student, can turn into a fly. Cassandra, a waitress at a greasy spoon, can make things disappear. They were made for each other . . . and to battle the forces of evil! Inspired by Sailor Moon, Flyboy and Ms. Place take on the villains who inhabit their world: cigarette barons, redneck tabloid newspapers, and the patriarchy.

"Jim Munroe has written the first novel to harness the energy, idealism and cartoon inspired playfulness of the new wave of culture jammers. It's about time we have some superheroes to save us after the post-irony meltdown -- forces of corporate darkness, beware." -- Naomi Klein, No Logo

"Wonderfully written.… A debut notable for the spectacular insouciance of its dialogue and an unstoppable, fearless, herky-jerky flow of inventive humor. Munroe masterfully carries off his admittedly weird conceits, suspends our disbelief, and gives us nothing but delight in his imagination." -- Kirkus Review


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