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The Resource Dear cyborgs : a novel, Eugene Lim

Dear cyborgs : a novel, Eugene Lim

Label
Dear cyborgs : a novel
Title
Dear cyborgs
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Eugene Lim
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A fractal fable about the possibility and power of protest as told by three superheroes on their lunch break In a small Midwestern town, two Asian American boys bond over their outcast status and a mutual love of comic books. Meanwhile, in an alternative or perhaps future universe, a team of superheroes ponders modern society during their time off. Between black-ops missions and rescuing hostages, they swap stories of artistic malaise and muse on the seemingly inescapable grip of market economics. Gleefully toying with the conventions of the novel, Dear Cyborgs weaves together the story of a friendship's dissolution with a provocative and lively meditation on protest. Through a series of linked monologues, a surprising cast of characters explores narratives of resistance--protest art, eco-terrorists, Occupy squatters, pyromaniacal militants--and the extent to which any of these can truly withstand the pragmatic demands of contemporary capitalism. All the while, a mysterious cybernetic book of clairvoyance beckons, and trusted allies start to disappear. Playfully blending comic-book villains with cultural critiques, Eugene Lim's Dear Cyborgs is a fleet-footed literary exploration of power, friendship, and creativity that recalls authors like Tom McCarthy and Valeria Luiselli. Ambitious and knowing, it braids together hard-boiled detective pulps, subversive philosophy, and Hollywood chase scenes, unfolding like the composites and revelations of a dream."--
  • "A genre-bending novel told through the witty dialogues of three superheroes in their down time discussing their origin stories and moments of protest against body and state, ultimately weaving an intimate path through notions of art, money, resistance, and friendship"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.I46
LC item number
D43 2017
Literary form
fiction
Label
Dear cyborgs : a novel, Eugene Lim
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962749321
Edition
Paperback ; First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780374537111
Lccn
2016045039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962749321
Label
Dear cyborgs : a novel, Eugene Lim
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962749321
Edition
Paperback ; First edition.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780374537111
Lccn
2016045039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962749321

Library Locations

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