Polyamorous Love Song

By (author): Jacob Wren

From interdisciplinary writer and performer Jacob Wren comes Polyamorous Love Song, a novel of intertwined narratives concerning the relationship between artists and the world. Shot through with unexpected moments of sex and violence, readers will become acquainted with a world that is at once the same and opposite from the one in which they live. With a diverse palette of vivid characters – from people who wear furry mascot costumes at all times, to a group of “New Filmmakers” that devises increasingly unexpected sexual scenarios with complete strangers, to a secret society that concocts a virus that only infects those on the political right – Wren’s avant-garde Polyamorous Love Song (finalist for the 2013 Fence Modern Prize in Prose) will appeal to readers with an interest in the visual arts, theatre, and performance of all types.

AUTHOR

Jacob Wren

JACOB WREN makes literature, performances and exhibitions. His books include: Unrehearsed Beauty, Families Are Formed Through Copulation, Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed, and Polyamorous Love Song (a finalist for the 2013 Fence Modern Prize in Prose and one of the Globe and Mail‘s 100 best books of 2014). His most recent book Rich and Poor, was a finalist for the 2016 Quebec Writers’ Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. As co-artistic director of Montreal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created the performances: En francais comme en anglais, it’s easy to criticize, Individualism Was A Mistake, The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information and Every Song I’ve Ever Written. He travels internationally with alarming frequency and frequently writes about contemporary art.


Reviews

Polyamorous Love Song is…surreal, transgressive, and unsettling. It has the capacity to not only deliver itself like a punch to the gut but also leave a lingering sting.” —Quill and Quire (Starred review)


“A thrilling though at times disturbing read, it is flirtatious and experimental, unconcerned with literary convention, and unapologetically playful yet utterly serious.” —Montreal Review of Books


“At once thoughtful, thrilling, terrifying, comedic and disturbing…” —Cult MTL


“No matter how elaborate the storyline, nor how deep the reverie, [Polyamorous Love Song’s] abiding concern seems to be with fiction’s potential to make life more interesting. This time it does.” —Mainsonneuve


“Polyamorous Love Song is a dream-like novel about the meaning and value of dreams, a convention-busting novel about breaking social and aesthetic norms.” —Globe and Mail


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Details

Dimensions:

192 Pages
8.50in * 5.50in * .50in
.55lb
250.00gr

Published:

April 15, 2014

Publisher:

Book*hug Press

ISBN:

9781771660303

Book Subjects:

FICTION / Literary

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Language:

eng

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