The Pornographers

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"The single brilliantly funny voice of something genuinely new." - Walter Benn Michaels, American literary theorist, and author of The Shape of the Signifier: 1967 to the End of History

"It is a pleasure to think about what Grimes's art is thinking, but the greatest pleasure, like the pleasure of music, is in the unfolding inventions of the language itself."
- Curtis White, American Book Review

From take-off to landing, The Pornographers moves at the speed of sound through post 9-11 angst, yoga, bureaucratic ...

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Overview

"The single brilliantly funny voice of something genuinely new." - Walter Benn Michaels, American literary theorist, and author of The Shape of the Signifier: 1967 to the End of History

"It is a pleasure to think about what Grimes's art is thinking, but the greatest pleasure, like the pleasure of music, is in the unfolding inventions of the language itself."
- Curtis White, American Book Review

From take-off to landing, The Pornographers moves at the speed of sound through post 9-11 angst, yoga, bureaucratic helplessness, marriage, collective public insecurity and family. A group of minor bureaucrats operating under the unfunded directive of "Homeland Security" try to start a commercial pornography site in order to generate revenue for their city. Their research into the the porn industry does in fact suggest it as a viable solution to their economic woes. Meanwhile their wives threaten to follow a guru to India in search of their own inner security. The Pornographers sizzles with ripe language, humor and serious and real concerns about America in the 21st Century, all bundled with good, old-fashioned dramatic suspense. Oh, and by the way, the novel is written as a single, grammatically-correct sentence.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983195641
  • Publisher: Jaded Ibis Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Grimes is the author of Public Works: Short Fiction and a Novella (FC2, 2005). His award-winning short fiction has appeared in Western Humanities Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Reed, Cream City Review, First Intensity, Knock, and elsewhere. He teaches literature and fiction writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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