The Island Will Sink

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Hunter Publishers, 2013 - 272 páginas
The not-too-distant future is not so different to today. The energy crisis has come and gone. Cities have been redesigned and Ecolaw is enforced by insidious cartoon Pandas and their armies of nagging children. Global warming means natural disasters are common, each one watched by the human race wondering if this, finally, will be the Apocalypse.Max Galleon makes blockbuster disaster films that give his audience the cathartic experience of global annihilation. But Max's own problems feel bigger than the end of the world. Convinced he has amnesia, he relies entirely on his electronic archive to take care of the daily work of memory, a personal history he is constantly editing until it begins to resemble one of his films: overblown, narcissistic, and best met with skepticism.When sad eyed neurologist Dr Gabriel Stern proposes a way to connect Max with his comatose brother, Max sees, not just a key to the past, but the possibility of a beautiful future in which painful memories can be easily altered or erased. But Gabriel's interest in the Galleon brothers may well run deeper, connecting them all to a lonely barn on the outskirts of civilization, home to disbanded drug cult 'The Sleepers'.David Lynch meets Phillip K Dick in this smart, funny exploration of the value of love, empathy, and human testimony in a world where desire and experience may just be another beautiful illusion.

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Local literary journal The Lifted Brow makes its first foray into trade publishing with this debut speculative-fiction novel by regular Brow columnist Briohny Doyle. In the middle-distant future ... Ler resenha completa

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Briohny Doyle is a Melbourne-based writer and academic. She was born on April 27, 1983. Her work has appeared in publications like The Lifted Brow, Overland, Going Down Swinging and Meanjin, among others, and she has performed her work at the Sydney Festival and at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Her debut novel is entitled The Island Will Sink and is due out in August 2016.

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