Smoke Show

Smoke Show

A Novel

Book - 2005
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A doll is taped to the hood of a wedding car. A list of favourite cocktails from the eighties. Hide the drugs from your parents and your kids. Kevin Costner in Waterworld : hot or not?

Smoke Show is a novel that will astound readers with its audacious, stripped-down narrative set in the mid-nineties about assorted f**k-ups, diehards, and lost souls, seen through a hazy filter of bus fumes and cigarette smoke. Told in "real time," Smoke Show is raw, candid, amorphous; told through jargon and petty dialogue commonly heard in the street or on public transit, Smoke Show is a novel told in conversation. Itis a dissonant, close-to-the bone explosion of everything and nothing at the same time, like watching a film whose sound does not match the images. In his debut novel, Clint Burnham evokes William Gaddis, David Foster Wallace, and Irvine Welsh, a trippy period piece that takes no prisoners.

Shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

Publisher: Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, c2005.
ISBN: 9781551521961
1551521962
Branch Call Number: BURNH
Characteristics: 187 p.

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