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Forgotten work / Jason Guriel.

Author/Creator:
Guriel, Jason, 1978- author.
Publication:
Windsor, Ontario : Biblioasis, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
page cm
Subjects:
Music fans -- Fiction.
Middle-aged men -- Fiction.
Future, The -- Fiction.
Form/Genre:
Novels in verse.
Novels in verse.
Summary:
"A love story about fandom, an ode to music snobs, and a time-tripping work of speculative fiction--in verse. In the year 2063, on the edge of the Crater formerly known as Montréal, a middle-aged man and his ex's daughter search for a cult hero: the leader of a short-lived band named after a forgotten work of poetry and known to fans through a forgotten work of music criticism. In this exuberantly plotted verse novel, Guriel follows an obsessive cult-following through the twenty-first century. Some things change (there's metamorphic smart print for music mags; the Web is called the "Zuck"). Some things don't (poetry readings are still, mostly, terrible). But the characters, including a robot butler who stands with Ishiguro's Stevens as one of the great literary domestics, are unforgettable. Splicing William Gibson with Roberto Bolaño, Pale Fire with Thomas Pynchon, Forgotten Work is a time-tripping work of speculative fiction. It's a love story about fandom, an ode to music snobs, a satire on the human need to value the possible over the actual--and a verse novel of Nabokovian virtuosity."-- Provided by publisher.
Other format:
Online version: Guriel, Jason, 1978- Forgotten work.
ISBN:
9781771963824
1771963824
OCLC:
1140354503
Publisher Number:
99985420270
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