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Going Native

Wright, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 0374164908 / ISBN 13: 9780374164904
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1994
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed. First Edition. First edition.Signed by the author on the title page. Review copy with three sheets of publicity material from Farrar laid in. Fine copy in fine dust jacket in a mylar protector. Though not marked, from the collection of Mel Waggoner, host of the public radio program "Profiles" which interviewed authors. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000095542

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Title: Going Native

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

Wylie Jones leaves his wife in the suburban Midwest and steals across America, in an indictment of the heart of darkness at the center of American life. By the author of Meditations in Green. 20,000 first printing.

Review:

So many hyperbolic statements have been made about this novel--from Don DeLillo calling it a "slasher classic," to The Village Voice calling it a "mescaline Slurpee," to The New Yorker comparing it to Orson Welles's "deliciously sleazy" Touch of Evil--that it can be hard to sort out the truth from the hype. The bottom line is that this is a postmodern road novel about mass media, with multiple allusions to horror movies. As the rave review in the premiere horror critique rag, Necrofile, puts it, Going Native is about the "round-the-clock bombardment of inanity and violence that has so thoroughly invaded mundane existence as to render it cartoon-like." If you care about how horror imagery affects modern culture, and you want to have a great time thinking about it, then read this book.

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