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The Wall of America
by Thomas M. Disch


Overview - These surreal, satiric stories pay a mesmerizing visit to the shadowy zone that lies between our everyday lives and a perilously tangible near-future.

In "The Wall of America," the Department of Homeland Security has put up a border wall between the United States and Canada.  Read more...


 
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Overview
These surreal, satiric stories pay a mesmerizing visit to the shadowy zone that lies between our everyday lives and a perilously tangible near-future.

In "The Wall of America," the Department of Homeland Security has put up a border wall between the United States and Canada. But the NEA has plans for the wall as well, turning it into the world's largest art gallery. After the Rapture, working-class life for "A Family of the Post-Apocalypse" is not as different as one might imagine, despite the occasional plague of biker-gang locusts. Between addiction and art is "Ringtime," where a criminal is trapped in a recursive compulsion to visit other people's memories while he is forced to record his own for an eager audience. A Somali schoolgirl living in post-WWIII Minneapolis goes on a bloody crusade to rid her town of a familiar predator, one who might just be a monster, in "White Man."

Vivid, starkly imagined, and strikingly articulate, this disquieting collection is a journey that skillfully straddles the line between playful absurdity and pointed irony.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781892391827
  • ISBN-10: 1892391821
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications
  • Publish Date: October 2008
  • Page Count: 245
  • Dimensions: 8.42 x 5.54 x 0.68 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.59 pounds


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