Yok by Tim Davys

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“When you’re tired of run-of-the-mill fiction, it’s time to read [Tim Davys].”
—Brad Meltzer, author of The Book of Lies

“A world that's violent, tender, hilarious, and downright sickening. Really, what could be better?”
—Eric Garcia, author of Anonymous Rex

Tim Davys is one of the most uniquely imaginative novelists writing today—the architect of Mollisan Town, a dark urban nightmare located in an alternate world populated by stuffed animals that lie, cheat, dream, despair, love, and kill. In the final installment in his acclaimed Mollisan Town Quartet, Davys leads us into Yok, a district of dashed hopes and broken dreams—the seediest neighborhood of “a unique place that is both strange and familiar” (Boston Globe)—and employs an engaging cast of damaged animate plush toys to explore provocative questions of life, death, and morality. Yok is nourishment for readers hungry for off-beat, literary fiction, and fans of Christopher Moore, Neil Gaiman, Clifford Chase, and Jasper Fforde will be inexorably drawn into Davys’ ingeniously sculpted world.


About Tim Davys

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Tim Davys is a pseudonym. He is the author of Amberville, Lanceheim, and Tourquai, the first three books in the Mollisan Town quartet.
Published July 31, 2012 by Harper. 373 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The entertaining “Mindie,” told in overlapping documents and testimonies, features Vincent Hare, a brooding self-styled philosopher who's achingly aware that time is always slipping away: “I’m in a bit of a hurry,” he says again and again.

Jul 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Yok

Publishers Weekly

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Fabulist Davys concludes the Mollisan Town quartet that began with 2007’s Amberville with four long stories that reflect familiar fairy tales or fables as seen through the fun-house prism of the author’s imagination.

Jun 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Yok

Book Reporter

This year is the 200th anniversary of CHILDREN’S AND HOUSEHOLD TALES, the first collection of folk tales by the Brothers Grimm.

Aug 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Yok

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Welcome to Mollisan Town, a burg like many another literary venue, full of citizens rich and poor, honest and criminal, loving and mean, where odd and exotic events occur with life-changing regularity.

Sep 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Yok

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