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Quentin S. Crisp

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Status Out of print
Release Date Summer 2015
Limitation 90 copies
Size 16 × 24 cm
Pages 94
Weight 2780 g
ISBN 978-3-945795-02-6
Edition numbered edition
Workmanship Thread-stitched hardcover, bound in grey, concrete-like cloth, copper-embossed title and silk ribbon page marker.

Content

Unifying the influences of English supernatural tale and the micro-observations of the Japanese I-novel, and combining them with a trainspotterish psychogeography, Quentin S. Crisp brings you a monochrome novella that is either a paean to or a polemic against the drabness of quotidian Britain - his dreariest yet.

It’s 2013. Pop culture is dead. With human activity increasingly ‘updated’ to digital conformity, community is on the verge of extinction, and a weary, soulless, 21st century Britain is about to endure a phase of austerity imposed from above. As gentrification continues in London, a pitifully obscure writer is squeezed to the very outskirts of the city. At an ebb, he applies for housing benefit, stunned by depression and lost in the shuffling labyrinth of his internal monologue, tripping over the untied shoelaces of his mind.