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Keyhole factory, William Gillespie

Label
Keyhole factory
Title
Keyhole factory
Statement of responsibility
William Gillespie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in an alternate present that is a slightly, if dangerously, skewed version of our own, Keyhole Factory tracks the interwoven destinies of disparate characters up to and beyond the end of the world-as-we-know-it, brought on by a global super-virus. Beginning with a biting satire of an academic poetry conference, the novel moves on to encompass the stories of a poet-astronaut, a microbiologist contemplating an exit strategy from her high-level job designing biological weapons, a sports-car-driving killer who stages the aesthetic murders of utopian commune-dwellers, and a lone pirate radio disc jockey who may be the last person left alive broadcasting her story to nobody. Allowing form and content to shape each other, William Gillespie pries open the confusion in a moment of total crisis through a narrative web-work technique derived from deranged fiction pioneer Harry Stephen Keeler. Part imaginative free-for-all and part deeply felt examination of isolation and survival, the individual lives in Keyhole Factory shine through the chaos in all their beauty and tragedy. With his signature wit and originality, Gillespie spins a glittering fever-dream that questions our assumptions about the way we interpret events and our relation to the planet, without ever losing sight of the underlying experience of what it feels like to be a human being in the world we live in today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gillespie, William
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.Y58
LC item number
K49 2010
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epidemics
  • Viruses
  • Social isolation
  • Survival
  • Scarcity
  • Human ecology
  • End of the world
Label
Keyhole factory, William Gillespie
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
405 p.
Isbn
9781593764463
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012042835
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn788236319
  • (OCoLC)788236319
Label
Keyhole factory, William Gillespie
Publication
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
405 p.
Isbn
9781593764463
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012042835
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn788236319
  • (OCoLC)788236319

Library Locations

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