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Written with the same manic originality that made David Bowman's Let the Dog Drive a cult hit in 1992, Bunny Modern is an exuberant, surreal excursion through a future New York where electricity has failed and fertility has waned -- but human passions are as unpredictable as ever.Our heroine is Clare, a ninja nanny -- a cool killer who packs a Glock and protects babies from infertile kidnappers desperate to get their hands on a child. Clare, like all in her trade, has undergone aversion therapy to prevent her from ever bonding with a baby. But despite all her training, Clare finds herself unable to resist the charms of her latest charge, an infinitely lovable baby named Soda -- even when she ups her dose of Vengeance, the nannies' drug of choice.Bunny Modern is the strange saga of Clare and Soda -- as narrated by Dylan, an investigator who's in love with Clare and trying to find a connection between Soda, his bizarre parents, and the great disappearance of electricity years earlier. Seamlessly interweaving elements of the hard-boiled thriller with mind-bending inventions and hallucinogenic flourishes that are all his own, David Bowman has written a novel that is mesmerizing, hilarious, and utterly original.
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Imagine killer nannies patrolling the streets of New York, their baby carriages bristling with automatic weapons, even as prowling, infertile parent-wannabes make desperate grabs at the carriages' precious cargo.... This is the premise of David Bowman's novel, Bunny Modern, an apocalyptic millenarian view of New York in the 21st century. The city is without electricity, a phenomenon some attribute to electrons flying backward in time to that day when Bob Dylan went electric at the 1965 Newport Jazz Festival. This unfortunate reversal in the electrical current also seems to have affected sperm production, which accounts for the plummeting birthrate in New York and, in turn, the gun-toting nannies. Bowman laid claim to this sort of manic, hallucinatory fiction in his first novel, Let the Dog Drive, and Bunny Modern takes it to dizzying new heights. Sex, drugs, and appliance worship--dystopia never looked so intriguing.About the Author:
David Bowman won New York University's Elmer Holmes Bobst Award for his first novel, LET THE DOG DRIVE. He was shortlisted in the Granta "Best American Novelists Under Forty" issue and has contributed to many publications, including the New York Times Book Review, the New York Observer, and Salon. He lives in New York City.
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Book Description Little Brown, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0965279669