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Disintegrations - by Alistair Mccartney (Hardcover)

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"I know nothing about death, absolutely nothing," asserts the narrator of this inventive autobiographical novel. Yet he can't stop thinking about it. Detached from life in Los Angeles and his past in Australia, uncomfortable around other humans, he researches death on the Internet; mulls over distant and intimate stories of suicides, serial killers, and "natural deaths"; and wanders about LA's Holy Cross Cemetery. He's looking for answers, all the while formulating his own disquieting philosophies.

Within this dizzying investigation into the mystery of death is another mystery: who is the companion igniting these memories? This enigmatic novel blurs the line between fiction and nonfiction, story and eulogy, poetry and obituary. Wry yet somber, astringent yet tender, The Disintegrations confronts both the impossibility of understanding death and the timeless longing for immortality.
Number of Pages: 220
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
Author: Alistair Mccartney
Language: English
Street Date: August 22, 2017
TCIN: 52769307
UPC: 9780299314705
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-9641
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