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ABOUT THE BOOK We're Getting On explores youth, dissolution, and the impact technology has on the modern world, and what happens when you try to live completely off the grid. The book follows five people, all in varying states of flux. This group of youth, through a series of linked events, decide one summer to move into the Nevada desert. Once there, they intend to abandon technology. They won't have computers, phones, televisions, or even electricity. The troubles they face speak to the heart of the contemporary American condition. REVIEWS James Kaelan is a fine, intelligent writer 'We're Getting On' is so elegantly and imaginatively written that it should be a significant debut. Ha Jin, author of 'War Trash,' and Recipient of the PEN Hemmingway Flatmancrooked gives us this stunning novel...four interrelated stories that often reach sublimity. Josh Fernandez SACRAMENTO NEWS & REVIEW 'We're Getting On' was the last book to remind me why I love books so much . . . The vision is undaunted and as clear as skies must have been before the industrial age. Evan Karp THE RUMPUS 'We're Getting On' is the sort of book that will be sold in achingly cool shops . . . If you like that sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you will like. Kirsty Logan PANK MAGAZINE We're Getting On] is a wonderful project by a great writer with a very unique and refreshing vision. Steven Seighman MONKEYBICYCLE This edition of 'We're Getting On' is the second of two, both part of the Zero Emission Book Project.

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Fiction. WE'RE GETTING ON explores youth, dissolution, and the impact technology has on the modern world, and what happens when you try to live completely off the grid. The book follows five people, all in varying states of flux. This group of youth, through a series of linked events, decides one summer to move into the Nevada desert. Once there, they intend to abandon technology. They won't have computers, phones, televisions, or even electricity. The troubles they face speak to the heart of the contemporary American condition.

About the Author

James Kaelan is the author of WE'RE GETTING ON, of Flatmancrooked Publishing's Zero Emission Book Project. He teaches, writes, and trains (he has a 1,700-mile bike ride to do) in Los Angeles. He's just completed his second book, a short-story collection entitled Brute and Other Stories. In his spare time he writes criticism for TheMillions.com. His short fiction has appeared in Monkeybicycle, Avery, Flatmancrooked, Opium, Johnny America, and the anthology, Best New Writing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780982034842
Author:
Kaelan, James
Publisher:
Flatmancrooked
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Fiction
Publication Date:
20100701
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
214
Dimensions:
5.83x8.27x.48 in. .63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Fiction. WE'RE GETTING ON explores youth, dissolution, and the impact technology has on the modern world, and what happens when you try to live completely off the grid. The book follows five people, all in varying states of flux. This group of youth, through a series of linked events, decides one summer to move into the Nevada desert. Once there, they intend to abandon technology. They won't have computers, phones, televisions, or even electricity. The troubles they face speak to the heart of the contemporary American condition.
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