Chat Line

Chat Line

by Piero Colle

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Chat Line by Piero Colle

"The future is already rooted in the present . . . it has happened . . . "

Spoken by Merlin in Excalibur

This work of fiction is structured in "episodes." Meetings take place in cyberspace, a medium, undreamed of until only a few years ago. The Internet is now so accessible that it constitutes a worldwide cultural phenomenon in its own right. Can the Internet be a surrogate for happiness? These episodes offer opportunities for reflection.

Chaste yet depraved. Passionate and ice-cold. Instructive yet foreboding. A now elusive, now indolent group of individuals moves and observes us from the cover of the names under which they present themselves to the rest of the world: Venus, a twenty-one year old cyber-siren from Michigan, whose naked thighs become the story itself under the dazzling shafts of light emitted by her monitor; Wheelchair, a would-be hacker from Hungary, wheelchair-bound after a road accident, constructs, through a channel for the disabled, an unexpected new life for himself and for someone else; Captain, a young Greek, obsessed equally by the imminence of history and military uniforms is the victim of a spiral of violence he creates to escape his dreary routine; and Wolf, an inscrutable minstrel of the chat lines is on the point of understanding a truth suspended halfway between virtual and real events.

The interplay of dialogue with the syntax of a language penned and punctuated by the imperious rush of the computer keyboard enables a new culture of the written word. The computer reveals itself to be a modern-day accomplice to men and women using the Internet to claim the sublime pleasure of seduction and to take a wild gamble on impossible truths and fate-confounding fictions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932482171
Publisher: C&M Online Media, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 380 KB

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Chat Line 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To kill myself
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok why are they all mad at me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wat about me?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in crying
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If ur name Coplin Miller we can mke out