The Million-Year Centipede Or, Liquid Structures (Signed): Gerdes, Eckhard

The Million-Year Centipede Or, Liquid Structures (Signed)

Gerdes, Eckhard

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ISBN 10: 1933293349 / ISBN 13: 9781933293349
Published by Raw Dog Screaming Press, Hyattsville, Maryland, U.S.A., 2007
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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As new in as new dust jacket. SIgned on the title page. "Avant pop writer Eckhard Gerdes returns to the source of darkside rock'n'roll dreams with his latest novel The Million-Year Centipede, a multi-layered take on the prophetic impact of one of the most enigmatic songs by The Doors. 'The Celebration of the Lizard' was written by Doors frontman Jim Morrison as a kind of ritual invocation and though performed at mass raves it was only ever imperfectly recorded as an album track. What was being invoked though? This is the question which Gerdes addresses in a playful postmodern allegory which focuses on the apocalyptic return of a rock'n'roll messiah named Wakelin. Did he fake his own death? Is he expected to collect his true fans and rendezvous with a spaceship due to land any moment? Is he responsible for the bloody deaths of the thousands who refuse to believe in him? And what is the malign significance of the centipede god? The questions multiply, but Gerdes is too canny to offer definitive answers. Instead, he spins out memory shards, text fragments, condensed poems, and even drawings. There are influences drawn from postmodernist writers like John Barth as well as sci-fi writers like Michael Moorcock. Lurking at the back of this novel, though, is a howling spirit of revenge for the betrayed dreams of the 1960s. Gerdes has a poetic sensibility which takes no prisoners."¿Steve Beard, author of Meat Puppet Cabaret and Digital Leatherette. Bookseller Inventory # 006060

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Title: The Million-Year Centipede Or, Liquid ...

Publisher: Raw Dog Screaming Press, Hyattsville, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Wakelin, frontman of seminal rock group The Hinge, once wrote a poem so prophetic that to ignore its wisdom is to doom yourself to drown in blood. After realizing the power of his words he faked his own death. Now one obsessed fan is tracking Wakelin down...can he be found before it's too late?

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