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Orphans
Author: Ben Tanzer

ISBN: 9780875806952
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 17 October 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.3
Description:
With Orphans, Ben Tanzer continues his ongoing literary survey of the 21st Century male psyche, yet does so with a newfound twist, contemporary themes set in a world that is anything but. In this dystopian tale of a future Chicago, workers are sent off to sell property on Mars to those who can afford to leave, leaving what's left to those who have little choice but to make do with what's left behind: burnt out neighborhoods, black helicopters policing the streets, flash mobs, the unemployed in their scruffy suits, robots taking the few jobs that remain, and clones who replace those workers who do find work so that a modicum of family stability can be maintained. It is a story about the impact of work on family. How work warps our best intentions. And how everything we think we know about ourselves looks different during a recession. This idea is writ large in the world of Orphans, where recession is all we know, work is only available to the lucky few, and this lucky few not only need to fear being replaced on the job, but in their homes and beds.It is also a story about drugs, surfing, punk music, lost youth, parenting, sex, pop culture as vernacular...

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