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The Exploded View, from the masterful South African novelist Ivan Vladislavic, tells the story of four lives intertwined through the sprawling infrastructure on the margins of Johhanesburg: a stastician taking the national census, an engineer out on the town with city officials, an artist interested in genocide, and a contractor who puts up billboards on construction sites. Arcing across distance and time, Vladislavic deftly explodes our comfortable views and brings us behind the curtains of the city while subtly expanding our notions of what is possible in the novel form.
Number of Pages: 197
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Ivan Vladislavic
Street Date: March 28, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-8654