Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. AD 2009) in a Large City (Hardback)Choire Sicha (author)
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 21/08/2013
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Choire Sicha's brilliant, enigmatic first book is a nonfiction account that reads like a novel. A voice from the future is piecing together a record of life in a massive city on the eastern coast of this country, and follows John, a sexually profligate reporter with a weekly newspaper, and his circle of friends as they navigate the expensive and dark world around them. It is a fable of money, sex, and politics featuring an imperious Mayor (the richest man in town), who is campaigning for an unprecedented third term, a Blind Governor, elevated to office in the wake of a prostitution scandal who is trying to overcome scandals of his own, and Beyonce. Told in Choire Sicha idiosyncratic style, Very Recent History is a work of detailed reportage and an Internet-era historical pastiche that seamlessly weaves together first-person interviews and current eventss, presenting a surreal and sublime portrait New York City circa 2009: an island of isolation, ambition, sublimation, and attraction.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 23 mm
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