Known for his unique style of "docufiction" and "literary terrorism," Harold Jaffe has made a career out of exposing the latent realities embedded in our media-saturated consciousness. In INDUCED COMA, he furthers the project initiated in ANTI-TWITTER, a pastiche of 50-word stories based on "found" texts from mainstream news sources and other public sites. Jaffe sculpts them to reveal their inner core, all niceties stripped away so that the true motives, fears and sins of our age are on display.
INDUCED COMA covers an extraordinary range of subjects-activist art, global warming, revolution, the entertainment industry, and the freakishly banal happenings of our day-to-day lives-all of which the author deconstructs to expose their ideological subtexts in uncanny ways. Satirical, critical, tragic and ruminative, Jaffe works every register and creates a bricolage that turns mass media inside-out.