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THE HISTORY OF LUMINOUS MOTION

Bradfield, Scott

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ISBN 10: 0747503435 / ISBN 13: 9780747503439
Edité par Bloomsbury [1989]., [London], 1989
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Octavo, boards. First edition. Signed by Bradfield. First novel by the author of the well-received short story collection THE SECRET LIFE OF HOUSES (1988). "A stunning horror story for the millennium ." - Calcutt and Shephard. "The most original voice of a new generation of California writers." - Brian Moore. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#805). N° de réf. du libraire 805

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Titre : THE HISTORY OF LUMINOUS MOTION

Éditeur : Bloomsbury [1989]., [London]

Date d'édition : 1989

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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Fiction. First published in 1989, this long-neglected cult classic features revisions, and a new afterword, by the author.

"A novel as mysterious, beautiful, sad and frightening as contemporary American childhood itself—and, fortunately, a good deal funnier. Bradfield's California is haunted by vast primordial Lovecraftian forces—death, sex, credit cards, Mom—which threaten always to emerge from their ancient hiding places and engulf the world and the narrator, eight-year old Phillip and his preteen Karamazov friends. Those who think they know all about California and Oedipal drives will here discover the true extent of their ignorance. The thing is indescribable—violent, hallucinatory, comic and incredibly well written. Scott Bradfield has not simply staked out new literary terrain here, he has mapped and colonized an entire new plant."—Michael Chabon

"If you spot it, grab it."—J.G. Ballard

Review:

Phillip is eight years old. He experiences material reality as a hindrance, so he tries to stay in an inner realm composed only of abstract concepts like gravity, motion, sound and light. He lives with Mom, who stays alone in her bedroom. Once he killed a man with gleaming tools from a hardware store. He has a friend with whom he does burglary and drugs and seances. Then Dad comes to stay, and Phillip descends to a subterranean otherworld where he makes contact with "dead black things, obloid and featureless, like faintly disembodied laundry hampers." A sad, beautiful book.

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