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Crudo

Crudo

Author: Olivia Laing
$29.99(AUD)  inc GST
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"The status beach read of the summer" Sunday Times StyleKathy is a writer. Kathy is getting married. It's the summer of 2017 and the whole world is falling apart.From a Tuscan hotel for the super-rich to a Brexit-paralysed UK, Kathy spends the first summer of her 40s trying to adjust to making a lifelong commitment just as Trump is tweeting the world into nuclear war. But it's not only Kathy who's changing. Political, social and natural landscapes are all in peril. Fascism is on the rise, truth is dead, the planet is hotting up. Is it really worth learning to love when the end of the world is nigh? And how do you make art, let alone a life, when one rogue tweet could end it all.Olivia Laing radically rewires the novel in a brilliant, funny and emphatically raw account of love in the apocalypse. A Goodbye to Berlin for the 21st century, Crudo charts in real time what it was like to live and love in the horrifying summer of 2017, from the perspective of a commitment-phobic peripatetic artist who may or may not be Kathy Acker . . .SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2018PRAISE FOR CRUDO "Beautifully written" Independent"Exhilarating" Irish Examiner"Laing's prose shimmers...this is a hot, hot book. The fuse is lit" Suzanne Moore, Observer"Laing writes with a reckless swagger...a book of really funny lines" Evening Standard

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General Fields

  • : 9781509892839
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : May 2018
  • : ---length:- '19.7'width:- '13'units:- Centimeters
  • : August 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 176
  • : Olivia Laing