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Description - Orphans by Ben Tanzer

Welcome to Chicago, where black helicopters police a city of burnt-out neighborhoods, and punk themes of drugs, lost innocence, and sex do battle while our worst fears about growing up come to life. In Orphans, Ben Tanzer brings us a dystopian tale of a strangely familiar - and a strangely empty-city. Thousands have already left for Mars, but here on Earth the workers have been replaced by robots and the lucky few who can still find employment are being replaced in their homes and in their beds by clones. The streets are full of the jobless and the recession is permanent. With no redemption in sight, Tanzer offers up a bleak play on contemporary male fears in a world that seems determined to bring them to life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780875806952
ISBN-10: 0875806953
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 170
Imprint: Northern Illinois University Press
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publish Date: 3-Dec-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Ben Tanzer

Ben Tanzer is the author of 99 Problems: Essays about Running and Writing, You Can Make Him Like You, My Father's House, and So Different. He is based in Chicago where he lives with his wife and daughter.

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