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Only Revolutions (06 Edition)by Danielewski
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They were with us before Romeo & Juliet. And long after too. Because theyre forever around. Or so both claim, carolling gleefully:
Were allways sixteen.
Sam & Hailey, powered by an ever-rotating fleet of cars, from Model T to Lincoln Continental, career from the Civil War to the Cold War, barrelling down through the Appalachians, up the Mississippi River, across the Badlands, finally cutting a nation in half as they try to outrace History itself.
By turns beguiling and gripping, finally worldwrecking, Only Revolutions is unlike anything ever published before, a remarkable feat of heart and intellect, moving us with the journey of two kids, perpetually of summer, perpetually sixteen, who give up everything except each other.
They were with us before Tristan & Isolde. And long after too. Because theyre forever around. Or so both claim, gleefully carolling:
Were allways sixteen.
Hailey & Sam, powered by an ever-rotating fleet of cars, from Shelby Mustang to Sumover Linx, careen from the Civil Rights Movement to the Iraq War, tearing down to New Orleans, up the Mississippi River, across Montana, finally cutting a nation in half as they try to outrace History itself.
By turns enticing and exhilarating, finally breathtaking, Only Revolutions is unlike anything ever conceived before, a remarkable feat of heart and intellect, moving us with the journey of two kids, perpetually of summer, perpetually sixteen, who give up everything except each other.
A pastiche of Joyce and Beckett, with heapings of Derrida's "Glas" and Thomas Pynchon's "The Crying of Lot 49" thrown in for good measure, Danielewski's follow-up to "House of Leaves" is a similarly dizzying tour of the modernist and postmodernist heights--and a similarly impressive tour de force.
About the Author
Mark Z. Danielewski was born in New York City and now lives in Los Angeles. He is the author of House of Leaves.
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