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Fat Man and Little Boy is my first novel. It was published in October, 2014 by Black Balloon Publishing. It's the story of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan, reincarnated as brothers: a fat man, a little boy.

"Beguiling, strange, and strangely lovely, Fat Man and Little Boy is a deeply sorrowful yet mysteriously empowering debut." — Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers

"Mike Meginnis is my favorite kind of writer—extraordinarily inventive, formally curious, profoundly moving—and his Fat Man and Little Boy is a debut of impressive ambition, a reinvention of the historical novel, an existential thriller powered by the booming engines of history, the atom, the human heart."— Matt Bell, author of In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods

"In Fat Man and Little Boy, Mike Meginnis takes the mother of all atrocities and makes it strange, sizable, turns it so sideways that we're forced to notice, to take heed. This alone is an achievement, but it's the way he does it that dazzle—with gorgeous, careful prose that gives us human failings and a desperate longing for connection so vividly rendered that we have no choice but drink it in, to reckon once again with this disaster in our own time and way."— Amber Sparks, author of May We Shed These Human Bodies

Check out Black Balloon's page for the book here.

You can read an excerpt here.

The Japan Times ran a feature about the book.

Check out reader reviews on Goodreads.