Torpor (Paperback)

Chris Kraus

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It's Summer, 1991, the dawning of the New World Order; a post-MTV, pre-AOL generation. Jerome Shafir and Sylvie Green, two former New Yorkers who can no longer afford an East Village apartment, set off on a journey across the entire former Soviet Bloc with the intention of adopting a Romanian orphan. Unflinchingly dark, hilarious and moving - Torpor is at once a satire and philosophy of cultural history, social identity and failing relationships. Dipping into the trajectory of a life at different moments, Kraus interrogates convention and emotion, creating characters that are flawed, witty, and altogether true to life. Part prequel, part sequel, Torpor continues a project of life-writing; personal, unsparing, and triumphant. If I Love Dick is the book of your 20s, Torpor is the book of your 30s.


Product Details

  • Product code: AZMVN
  • ISBN: 9781781258989
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 12.9cm x 19.8cm
  • Pages: 304
  • Publish date: Thu May 04 00:00:00 BST 2017
  • Book points: 7

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