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The Defectors (Paperback)

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In his final interview, Roberto Bola o says, "I would like to have been a homicide detective, much more than a writer... I'd have been someone who could come back to the scene of the crime, alone by night..."

This "aloneness," this perfect solitude, is very much at the core of The Defectors, a book of odd and uncanny episodes about people trying to "defect" from reality. There is a secret policeman in 80s communist Prague who becomes obsessed with a fiercely independent female detective novelist. There is a Buddhist psychotherapist who travels around Amerika offering the "talking cure" in a Volkswagen Beetle. There is an adjunct professor in Russian migr Brooklyn who quits his job to build a Golem made of stainless steel.

As the book progresses, the episodes become increasingly experimental. Ultimately, like particles in a supercollider, they get smashed together and fly apart. And we get a brief glimpse of something new, some never-before-seen particle, a cosmic thought. Orders ship January 10th

Product Details
ISBN: 9781733938891
ISBN-10: 1733938893
Publisher: J.New Books
Publication Date: January 17th, 2020
Pages: 202
Language: English