Organized around the idea that "you can't know what a magnetic field is like unless you're inside of it," Ron Loewinsohn's first novel opens from the disturbing perspective of a burglar in the midst of a robbery and travels through the thoughts and experiences (both real and imaginary) of a group of characters whose lives are connected both coincidentally and intimately. All of the characters have a common desire to imagine and invent rather horrifying stories about the lives of people around them.
As the novel develops, certain phrasings and images recur improbably, drawing the reader into a subtle linguistic game that calls into question the nature of authorship, the ways we inhabit and invade each other's lives, and the shape of fiction itself.
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Ron Loewinsohn is the author of five books of poetry, among them Watermelons, L'Autre, and Goat Dances. He has received numerous grants and awards, including a Harvard Graduate Prize Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He currently lives in Berkeley, California and teaches at the University of California. Steve Erickson, former Arts Editor for the Los Angeles Weekly, is the acclaimed author of numerous works of literary science fiction and non-fiction, including The Sea Came at Midnight, Tours of the Black Clock, and Amnesiascope.
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Book Description Bantam, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 553341170
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