Hotel Andromeda

Hotel Andromeda

by Heidi Julavits
     
 
A whimsical yet dark exploration of rigged biology, femininity and guns, Hotel Andromeda revolves around the lives of five girls, each born on the same day to the same mother but different fathers. Regina, Lydia, Pamela, Dora and Danielle have been under constant surveillance since they were infants. They live alone in a hotel--but is it a hotel? The rooms are

Overview

A whimsical yet dark exploration of rigged biology, femininity and guns, Hotel Andromeda revolves around the lives of five girls, each born on the same day to the same mother but different fathers. Regina, Lydia, Pamela, Dora and Danielle have been under constant surveillance since they were infants. They live alone in a hotel--but is it a hotel? The rooms are empty, the girls have daily appointments with a talk therapist and their mother, a champion marksman, seems to have forgotten all about them. As their boredom intensifies, so does their deviousness; their ideas about personality and identity are challenged by the oppressive predictability of their environment. Combining lurid, surreal photographs by Jenny Gage with Heidi Julavits' penchant for the giddily sinister, Hotel Andromeda provides a wicked meditation on girlhood, alienation and the perversions born from being watched in isolation.

Editorial Reviews

San Franciso Chronicle
It ends up being a story about fertility treatments, and it's a very, very kind of dark 'Eloise at the Plaza.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781891273049
Publisher:
Artspace Books
Publication date:
11/02/2003
Pages:
90
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

"Heidi Julavits has published two novels, The Effect of Living Backwards and The Mineral Palace, a Los Angeles Times Notable Book of 2000, and her short fiction has appeared in such reviews and anthologies as McSweeney's, Zoetrope, Story and The Best American Short Stories 1999. Other writing has been printed in periodicals including Tin House, Esquire, Harper's Bazaar and Time."

"Jenny Gage graduated with an MFA in Photography from Yale University in 1996. Since then her work has appeared in solo shows at Luhring Augustine and White Columns in New York. Group exhibitions include Form Follows Fiction and Another Girl, Another Planet."

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >