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Epigonesia by Kane X. Faucher and Tom Bradley

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Epigonesia Kane X. Faucher and Tom Bradley BlazeVOX [books]

Kane X. Faucher and Tom Bradley bullwhip some of literature's most vibrant luminaries, including Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Charles Bukowski, Henry Miller, Antonin Artaud and Hunter S. Thompson. Through occult means, "Ebeneezer" Pound has reanimated his favorite dead authors as part of a villainous master plan. The re-embodied writers suffer through their tragicomic limitations as epigones of themselves. Faucher's puppeteering of Pound is matched by Bradley, who hurls into the text an annotated revelation of diabolic intrigue involving a dead author and a commandeered laptop.

Delight in this collaborative adventure of nested plots, uniting for the first time the virtuosic talents of Faucher with the vaulting wit of Bradley - two hulking giants of humour and the absurd.

 

What Kane X. Faucher and Tom Bradley have done is like going into Top Drawer Writer's Cemetery and having all the authors suddenly emerge from their tombs and start talking--and suddenly Bradley's notes turn it from pure fantasy into total believability. A fascinating combo of resurrection and meditation. One of the most original/unexpected books ever written. If you want to get into the souls of these authors, this is the place to start.

—Hugh Fox, author of Shaman.

 

A recursive, self-annotating romp through Arno Schmidt-like text commenting on text, annotating text, contradicting text. The later "Tablets" by Armand Schwerner also comes to mind. The effect is dizzying, hillarious, mystifying, Rabelasian, and is pulled off well. Faucher and Bradley are possessed of curvaceous minds which frame capacious thoughts which should be caught in mid-flight and unhusked by the prehensile wits of a wide range of readers.

—Jesse Glass, author of Lost Poet.

 

This is no walk in the park, it’s a kidnapping, an abduction, as Faucher’s multiple personalities drag us by the hair, kicking and screaming, through the detritus of our own supposed civilization, a misnomer if ever there was one. Buckle up.

—Greg Hainge, author of Capitalism and Schizophrenia in the Later Novels of Louis-Ferdinand Celine.

 

3:AM Magazine in Paris has published this excerpt from Epigonesia--

http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/epigonesia/

--and here's a promotional video trailer--

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NkoxUL2s2Y

 

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Kane X. Faucher is the author of several books, most recently The Vicious Circulation of Dr Catastrope (Enigmatic Ink, 2010). He has published over 1000 works spanning academic, literary, and journalistic domains. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Ontario, living and working in the "other" London. He is currently at work on a book on metaphysics and a hefty novel on an infinite library. He can be found, like everything else, on Google.

Tom Bradley's latest books are Hemorrhaging Slave of an Obese Eunuch (Dog Horn Publishing), Acting Alone: a novel of nuns, neo-Nazis and Norad (Drill Press), and Bomb Baby (Enigmatic Ink). Further curiosity can be indulged at tombradley.org and Wikipedia.

 

Book Information:

· Paperback: 410 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
· ISBN: 978-1-60964-027-9

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