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'Pygmy': Chuck Palahniuk's 2009 Novel, Plot Revealed!

In emailing back and forth with Chuck earlier this week, I asked him what he's been up to.  I might have been feeling him out for what he's been working on a little.  But it wasn't my primary intention.  Still, little did I know he'd be willing to reveal this much, about his follow-up book to 'Snuff'. 

The book is called 'Pygmy', and it's already written!  Read on below for the plot:

I've just finished the first draft of a novel called "Pygmy," a dark comedy about terrorism and racism.  The lead character is a 13-year-old foreign exchange student sent to live with a suburban, white, middle-class family.  Oh, and they're Christians.  The visit is for six months, and he's one of a dozen similar kids, all shipped to America to live with typical families. 

The secret truth is that Pygmy is a terrorist, trained since infancy in martial arts, chemistry and radical hatred of the United States.  He has six months to build a prize-winning project for the National Science Fair.  If he succeeds, he and his project will go to Washington, D.C. for the finals competition -- where the project will explode, killing millions. 
 
So far, Gerry Howard says it's the best book I've done.  Fingers crossed for luck.

 Remember, folks, you read it here first!