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Codename Prague
     

Codename Prague

by D. Harlan Wilson
 

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Since he assassinated the Nowhere Man, Vincent Prague hasn't been the same, haunted by the ontological impossibility of the kill. His celebrity status has skyrocketed, however, and everybody wants a piece of him. The MAP (Ministry of Applied Pressure) promotes him to Anvil-in-Chief, the catbird's seat of special agents. Under the so-stupid-it's-genius alias of

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Since he assassinated the Nowhere Man, Vincent Prague hasn't been the same, haunted by the ontological impossibility of the kill. His celebrity status has skyrocketed, however, and everybody wants a piece of him. The MAP (Ministry of Applied Pressure) promotes him to Anvil-in-Chief, the catbird's seat of special agents. Under the so-stupid-it's-genius alias of "Vincent 'Codename' Prague," he works a case that leads him to the Former Czech Republik's Prague, a dark cirque du city where androids run wild, femme fatales chronically manhandle him, and a mad chef named Doktor Teufelsdröckh has created a Hitler/Keats/Daikaiju hybrid that would make Frankenstein's monster sing like a Von Trapp ... In an overtechnologized world of constant reckoning, all Vincent has are his wits, his weapons, and a briefcase full of replaceable extremities to crack a mysterious code that, he soon discovers, resides within himself.

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Library Journal
Having assassinated the Nowhere Man, Vincent Codename Prague, master assassin of the Ministry of Applied Pressure (MAP), receives a promotion to Anvil-In-Chief and becomes the target of celebrity hounds. Assigned to a job in Prague (where everyone's surname is also Prague), Vincent faces Doktor Teufelsdröckh, a mad scientist/chef who has created a monster that rivals Frankenstein. In this second installment of his scikungfi trilogy (after Dr. Identity), Wilson ups his creative ante with new bursts of stream of cyber consciousness prose to rival Gilbert Sorrentino (Mulligan Stew) and William Burroughs (Naked Lunch). VERDICT With the cinematic feel of Pulp Fiction and a sound slap at modern culture, this should attract a select audience that appreciates metafiction and pulp action.
Library Journal - Reed Elsevier
Wilson ups his creative ante with new bursts of stream of cyber consciousness prose to rival Gilbert Sorrentino ("Mulligan Stew") and William Burroughs ("Naked Lunch"). With the cinematic feel of "Pulp Fiction" and a sound slap at modern culture, this should attract a select audience that appreciates metafiction and pulp action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935738053
Publisher:
Raw Dog Screaming Press
Publication date:
01/17/2011
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

D. Harlan Wilson’s books include The Kafka Effekt (2001), Stranger on the Loose (2003), Pseudo-City (2005), Dr. Identity (2007), Blankety Blank (2008), Peckinpah (2009) and Technologized Desire (2009). He has published hundreds of stories in magazines, journals and anthologies throughout the world in several languages, and he is the editor-in-chief of The Dream People, a journal of irreal texts. He lives in Ohio with his wife Christine and daughter Madeleine and teaches literature and writing at Wright State University-Lake Campus. For more information on Wilson and his work, visit his official website at www.dharlanwilson.com.

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