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The Protester Has Been Released

The Protester Has Been Released

by Janet SarbanesAndrew Sullivan and John Gosslee
Paperback
Publication Date: 15/04/2017
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Fiction. Women's Studies. Populated by wise animals and hapless humans, THE PROTESTER HAS BEEN RELEASED brilliantly evokes an end- of-the-world feeling that is equal parts dread and hilarity. In nine precisely rendered stories and a novella featuring the American president's daughter, Sarbanes takes on the big questions with gallows humor: What is freedom? What is love? What is art? And what does it matter now?

In "Meet Koko," the famous signing gorilla spends her nights secretly typing a hilarious "counter-narrative" onto her researcher's laptop. "The First Daughter Finds Her Way" chronicles the quest of a president's daughter to keep her father from invading the world's nations in reverse alphabetical order. Sibling rivalry turns lethal in "Who Will Sit with Maman?" And in "Ars Longa," a Colorado town riddled with cancer turns to art making in order to cope with the chaos of the present and the sins of the past.

Whether chiseled into discretely titled chunks, or rendered via extended interior monologues, Sarbanes' witty, affective prose deftly locates the promise of a new society within the shell of the old. A fierce, funny primer for our time.

"THE PROTESTER HAS BEEN RELEASED is a spectacular and subversive collection, made even more so by its deceptive calm and supremely wry style. Its humor and range are first-rate; its political subjects utterly timely (for better or worse); its wisdom profound, especially as it feels earned off-road; its inventiveness and shrewdness apparent in every sentence, in every story."—Maggie Nelson

"Exploring the subtle and not-so-subtle disjunctions between the so-called animal and the so-called human world, between police and citizens, between the president and its electorate, between rich and poor, and between humans and the world, THE PROTESTER HAS BEEN RELEASED is a funny, humane, and scalpel-sharp collection. Only after you finish do you realize how close these worlds are to our own, and how implicated you are."—Brian Evenson

"This is a profound book and necessary to the times we are living in. Sarbanes explores the boundaries between ourselves and animals and Americans and the wider world in ways that illuminate the true issues behind the false ones. We need this book now."—Danzy Senna

"THE PROTESTER HAS BEEN RELEASED gives yet more proof that Janet Sarbanes is a comic genius. She's also some other kind of genius: these stories and novella range over broad territory, but in every case, Sarbanes is artful, precise, and prescient. Unfortunately, her apocalypse is ours, too. But as the end approaches, she's terrific company."—Rachel Kushner
ISBN:
9781936196654
9781936196654
Category:
Short stories
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
15-04-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
C&r Press
Country of origin:
United States
Weight:
0.25kg
John Gosslee

John Gosslee is the editor-in-chief of New York City based art magazine Quiet Lunch. He also runs PANK and Fjords Review. His poetry is widely published.

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