Fiction. Lamore's novel, written mostly in a working class suburb of Paris, and the product of 6 years of intense and wildly eclectic research ranging from African geo-politics to ornithology (Lamore's father is an expert on rare birds) has been compared to Anthony Burgess's Clockwork Orange, Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, and Dant‚'s Purgatory. Aside from a short excerpt published in FRANK's recent issue of Expat Writing, the work has been kept from public view. AKA by Jean Lamore is one of the most innovative and thought-provoking novels to emerge so far in the 21st century. Set in Paris, New York, and diverse parts of Africa, AKA is a rambunctious romp through almost everything we know about both life and language. Both upsetting and amusing at once in the best sense of both words.