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Synopsis: Sewing Shut My Eyes is a tour-de-force avant-pop anti-spectacle—nine darkly satiric out-takes of America tubing. Visions of mid-air synchronicities, robotic cockroaches, cyborg poets and one monstrous HDTV, all rendered in a hypo-manic style of electrified clauses and full-throttle patter. Here's Mona Sausalito, self-proclaimed "fricking gorgeous" bad-little-girl for Escort a la Mode and, on the side, Neogoth lyricist in the band of her boyfriend Mosh ("His real name is Marvin Goldstein"). Mona wants to be a poet. "I write about human sacrifices, cannibalism, vampires, and stuff. Mosh loves my work. He says we're all going to be famous some day. Only right now we're not, which bites, cuz I've been writing for like almost ten months. These things take time, I guess."
Olsen hallucinates a turned-on, channel-surfing nation where pain has become home theater and given enough channels, watching would beat sex. A nameless agent of the ultimate phantom bureaucracy holds his Yeltsin-70 at the ready and recalls O.J. on trial, supermodels and styrofoam landscapes, America screening fast and addictive. In the title story, Kerwin Penumbro wakes on his birthday to the ultimate tv, the renowned Mitsubishi Stealth, and at a point thirty-three thousand feet above the triangulation of Iron Lightning, Faith, and Thunder Butte, SD, Itty Snibb, supremely confident dwarf and prosperous entrepreneur, prepares to meet God.
These are fictions for minds lit with cathode-ray tubes, hands pixilated with static, for bodies that have become switching stations for the Society of the Spectacle.
The only thing left to do is start sewing shut our eyes.
About the Author: Lance Olsen is the author of eighteen books of and about innovative fiction. His short stories, essays, poems, and reviews have appeared in a wide variety of journals and anthologies, including Fiction International, Iowa Review, Village Voice, Time Out, BOMB, Gulf Coast, and Best American Non-Required Reading. His novel Tonguing the Zeitgeist was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award. A 2006 NEA Fellowship recipient, he lives with his wife, assemblage-artist Andi Olsen, somatically in the mountains of central Idaho and digitally at www.lanceolsen.com
Title: Sewing Shut My Eyes
Publisher: Fc2/Black Ice Books
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description FC2 - FICTION COLLECTIVE 2, United States, 2000. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Literature>A to Z. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 07978157366083902. Bookseller Inventory # 07978157366083902
Book Description FC2 - FICTION COLLECTIVE 2, United States, 2000. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Used. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978157366083903. Bookseller Inventory # 02978157366083903
Book Description Fiction Collective 2. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2766218429
Book Description Fc 2, 2000. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Gebraucht. Gebraucht - Sehr gut Gebraucht - Sehr gut mit leichten Mängeln an Schnitt oder Umschlag durch Lager- oder Transportschaden, Mängelexemplar, ungelesen - Fiction. With computer visuals by Andi Olsen. 'Sewing Shut My Eyes' is an avant-pop anti-spectacle -- nine darkly satiric outtakes of American tubing. Visions of midair synchronicities, robotic cockroaches, cyborg poets, and one monstrous HDTV, all rendered in a hypermanic style of electrified clauses and full-throttle patter. 143 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000027295
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