Pink Mountain on Locust Island

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    • 9,49 €

Publisher Description

An unpredictable and innovative debut novel from a provocative new voice in Australian fiction. Embracing the noir tradition and featuring a prose style quite unlike any before, with references that will go both over your head and under your feet, Pink Mountain on Locust Island will flip readers upside down and turn your understanding of the world around around.


Modernity, art, family, gender, drugs, music, adolescence, business, religion, internet cafes, food, strangers, aesthetics, vacations, fashion, desires, dreams, expectations, brown couches.


•    The debut novel of 20-year-old polymath Jamie Marina Lau

•    Set in Chinatown as well as across inner suburbia

•    A hyperreal depiction of our modern transcultural world


About the book


Monk lives in Chinatown with her washed-up painter father. When Santa Coy—possible boyfriend, potential accomplice—enters their lives, an intoxicating hunger consumes their home. So begins a heady descent into art, casino resorts, drugs, vacant swimming pools, religion, pixelated tutorial videos, and senseless violence.


In bursts of fizzing, staccato and claustrophobic prose, this modern Australian take on the classic hard-boiled novel bounces you between pulverised English, elastic Cantonese and the new dialect of a digitised world.


Tip over into a subterranean noir of the most electronic generation.


About the author

Jamie Marina Lau (劉劍冰) is a 20-year-old writer and musician from Melbourne. Her work can be found in Cordite, ROOKIE magazine, Voiceworks, the Art Hoe Collective and in Monash University’s 2016 anthology Futures. She is currently studying film and literature, producing music, and working on more fiction.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2018
3 April
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
248
Pages
PUBLISHER
Brow Books
SIZE
1.8
MB

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