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From the Publisher"A whole lost America emerges in this book, as it does in 'This Time'. It is in writing like this—like Kerouac’s or Olson’s, or Williams'Paterson'—that we will go to re-possess ourselves of what we've allowed to be taken so shamelessly from us. When the country, the world, will ultimately become one vast, desolate Dubai, Gibbons will have preserved its essence in his own telling of how he walked its streets and read its face in those of the people encountered, teaching us from movements through the day and night (in dreams or actual texts) what we've missed or forgotten or never knew in the first place. This is what writing is all about. There is no other need or use for it other than for this purpose, no matter how much trash floods the market under the name of literature or how many prizes are awarded to writers hoping to become celebrities. This is the real thing, the writing of the End Times, as Slavoj Zizek describes it in 'Living in the End Times.'"
—Peter Anastas, Author of 'Decline of Fishes'