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BORN LIAR: EBook

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Born Liar by Jacqueline Howell

EBook (Kindle / digital devices)

ISBN 9781775289753 Fuchsia Press Canada.

BORN LIAR DWELLS IN TORONTO OF THE 1980s ATOP NINE MILES OF BLUFFS AND SKATES ACROSS ROLLING PARK LANDS ON SLIM 5-SPEED TIRES.

IT WAITS IN LOVED-TO-DEATH RECORD ALBUMS, LURKS IN KEEPSAKES PRESERVED, LOST OR DESTROYED, AND LINGERS IN DREAMS.

A WORK OF MEMORY, A SPINNING COMPASS, AND A DEFIANT PULSE, BORN LIAR’S STORIES OF PERSONAL CARTOGRAPHY ATTACK ACCEPTED NORMS OF END-OF-THE-CENTURY NOSTALGIA, NOTIONS OF TIME, PLACE AND AUTHORSHIP, THE CURSE OF POTENTIAL, AND LOVE’S EXPECTATIONS.

EQUAL PART SHORT STORIES AND SOCIAL CRITIQUE, BORN LIAR INTERROGATES FAITH, SUPERSTITION AND CHILD-LIKE BELIEFS IN MAGIC. THIS COMING OF AGE IS A CLEAR-EYED ACCOUNT OF AN ERA’S RIPS IN CULTURAL FABRIC, ITS PREDATORS, SHIFTING ALLEGIANCES AND SELF/DESTRUCTION ON THE PATH OF SURVIVAL, LIFE AND LOVE. THE SOUNDTRACK IS STILL PERFECT.

JACQUELINE HOWELL IS THE CO-FOUNDER OF DISARM MAGAZINE. SHE WRITES ON CULTURE, FILM AND MUSIC, FOCUSING ON UNDERAPPRECIATED ARTISTS AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE POST-PUNK ERA. HOWELL STUDIED ENGLISH, POST-COLONIAL LITERATURE AND MEDIA STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO.

A SPECIAL BOXED LIMITED EDITION OF THIS BOOK WITH EXPANDED ARTWORK, HANDMADE ELEMENTS (& “STUFF”) IS BEING OFFERED FOR THE FIRST EDITION. THE BOXED SET IS LIMITED TO 33 EDITIONS. FURTHER INFO ON THIS & FUTURE BOOKS, ACCOMPANYING PLAYLISTS, AND EPHEMERA CAN BE FOUND AT JACQUELINEHOWELL.CA.

DUM SPIRO SPERO

FUCHSIA PRESS CANADA

 

 

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