|By (author):||Jackson, Jeff|
|Subject:||FICTION / Coming of Age|
|FICTION / Dystopian|
|FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Size:||7.50in x 5.00in|
|From The Publisher*|
"At some point, I began to think of it as an ancient folk tale. It's fine work, with a kind of scattered narrative set within a tight frame. Fast-moving throughout-fragile characters who suggest a bleak inner world made in their own collective image." -Don DeLillo
With its cast of ambitious bands, yearning fans, and enigmatic killers, Destroy All Monsters tells a haunted and romantic story of overdue endings and unlikely beginnings that will resonate with anybody who's ever loved rock and roll.
Like a classic vinyl single, Destroy All Monsters has two sides, which can be read in either order. At the heart of Side A, "My Dark Ages," is Xenie, a young woman who is repulsed by the violence of the epidemic but who still finds herself drawn deeper into the mystery. Side B, "Kill City," follows an alternate history, featuring familiar characters in surprising roles, and burrows deeper into the methods and motivations of the murderers.
"Surges with new-century anxiety and paranoia . . . A clear-eyed, stone-cold vision of what's to come." -Ben Marcus
"Jeff Jackson is one of contemporary American fiction's most sterling and gifted new masters. Destroy All Monsters . . . is a wonder to behold." -Dennis Cooper
|Review Quote*||"Being an outsider is not the exclusive realm of contrarians, as anyone who has ever longed to be a cool kid can attest. Destroy All Monsters taps into this fundamental aspect of the human experience . . . Jackson paints in sepia tones, his words [creating] a filmy, nicotine-stained haze . . ." -Michael J. Solender, PANK|
|Biographical Note||Jeff Jackson is the author of Mira Corpora, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His short fiction has appeared in Guernica, Vice, and The Collagist, and five of his plays have been produced by the Obie Award–winning Collapsable Giraffe theater company in New York City.|