Katja from the Punk Band

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Katja, like everyone else stuck on the work island they call home, wants toget to the mainland by any means necessary. Shooting her boyfriend and stealinga chemical vial is one way to ensure her safe passage the only problemis, she's not the only one who wants it, and the freedom it will bring: There'sNikolai the joystick junkie; Aleksakhina, Katja's parole officer; Vladimir Kohl,the small-time chemical dealer, and his boss Szerynski; the rival chemical lordDracyev, and his lover, Ylena. And there's the Man In ...
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Overview

Katja, like everyone else stuck on the work island they call home, wants toget to the mainland by any means necessary. Shooting her boyfriend and stealinga chemical vial is one way to ensure her safe passage the only problemis, she's not the only one who wants it, and the freedom it will bring: There'sNikolai the joystick junkie; Aleksakhina, Katja's parole officer; Vladimir Kohl,the small-time chemical dealer, and his boss Szerynski; the rival chemical lordDracyev, and his lover, Ylena. And there's the Man In Red, ready and waiting forwhoever is (un)lucky enough to end up with the vial. Katja from the Punk Band is Jackie Brown meets the Sex Pistols a fast-paced industrial crime-thriller that weaves multiple storylinesand timeframes, from the author of Pretty Little Things to Fill Up TheVoid, Nothing Is Inflammable, and I-O.
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This grungy, industrial novel is set during a dark, rainy night on an island where out-of-control industry routinely chews people into pulp. Having stolen a vial that supposedly contains a potent new drug from her sometime boyfriend, Katja hopes to barter it for passage to the mainland. Her plans lead to tenuous alliances with several equally desperate island dwellers, including junkies, drug lords, and corrupt parole officers, who cling to the belief that something—video games, drugs, self-mutilation, love, or just getting off the island—will set them free. Logan (Pretty Little Things to Fill Up the Void) maneuvers a large cast through overlapping sections of the plot, setting up characters separately and then slamming them into violent confrontations. Readers who can tolerate the deliberately unpleasant action will appreciate the skill with which it's presented. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981297873
  • Publisher: ChiZine Publications
  • Publication date: 3/30/2010
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,438,498
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Posted July 26, 2012

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    Sharp, dark with a drug-induced dystopian flare, Katja is the st

    Sharp, dark with a drug-induced dystopian flare, Katja is the story of chemical dealers, druggies and dreamers, all on a quest to escape their island prison. An unconventional collection of anti-heroes and antagonists, it's remarkably similar to the gritty tales of Sonja Blue by Nancy A. Collins. It's a toss up whether the sheer violence wins out over a theme of the struggle to find a better life. But it's all good, dark and fast paced, like being stuck in a trunk during a drunken joyride. Recommended for horror collections looking for something outside of the same old authors and styles.
    Contains: violence, language, drug use

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