Medusa by Vanessa Place
Look inside with Google Book Preview
By Vanessa Place

La Medusa


By (author) See other recent books by Vanessa Place
Format: Paperback

Checking availability...

Medusa by Vanessa Place

Book Description

"La Medusa" is a polyphonic novel of post-conceptual consciousness. At the heart of the whole floats Medusa, an androgynous central awareness that anchors the novel throughout. "La Medusa" is at once the city of Los Angeles, with its snaking freeways and serpentine shifts between reality and illusion, and a brain - a modern mind that is both expansive and penetrating in its obsessions and perceptions.Vanessa Place's characters - a trucker and his wife, a nine-year-old saxophonist, an ice cream vendor, a sex worker, and a corpse, among others - are borderless selves in a borderless city, a city impossible to contain. Her expert ventriloquism and explosive imagination anchor this epic narrative in language that is fierce and vibrant, a penetrating cross-section of contemporary Los Angeles and a cross-section of the modern mind.

Buy Medusa book by Vanessa Place from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781573661454
ISBN-10: 1573661457
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 36mm)
Pages: 616
Imprint: Fiction Collective Two
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Vanessa Place


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Medusa book by Vanessa Place and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Vanessa Place

Vanessa Place is a writer and lawyer, and co-director of Les Figues Press.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Vanessa Place close
Image-Matter by Vanessa Place
Guilt Project by Vanessa Place
» close