Set-Point

By Fawn Parker

Set-Point
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Set-Point is a novel about personal, sexual, and physical identity. A voice that is at once brutally honest and humorous follows Luck Frank, a mid-20s aspiring screenwriter living in Montreal who begins work as a digital sex worker, selling data recorded on interactive erotic ... Read more


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Set-Point is a novel about personal, sexual, and physical identity. A voice that is at once brutally honest and humorous follows Luck Frank, a mid-20s aspiring screenwriter living in Montreal who begins work as a digital sex worker, selling data recorded on interactive erotic consoles. She keeps her work separate from her artistic and personal life until a user threatens to release her identity. Lucy struggles with body image, her mother's illness, and her feelings about her new line of work, while trying to sell a series of scripts parodying Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle series. Segments of the novel take place inside of U:3D, a massive multiplayer online world-building game in which Lucy's project is produced. Unfolding in Montreal youth culture, this debut explores intellectual parody, mental and physical illness, and the relationship between technology and sex.

Fawn Parker

Fawn is the author of Set-Point (ARP Books, 2019). Her short story, FEED MACHINE, was long-listed for the 2020 McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. She is co-founder of BAD NUDES Magazine, BAD BOOKS Press, and is president of The Parker Agency.

A current MA candidate at the University of Toronto, she is the recipient of the Adam Penn Gilders Award for Fiction (2019) and Concordia University's Irving Layton Award for Fiction (2017). Her short fiction and poetry has been widely published including, EVENT Magazine, The PuritanThe Void Magazine.

She teaches the course CREATING AN ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE at the University of Toronto and INTRO TO CREATIVE WRITING at the University of New Brunswick College of Extended Learning.

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