Indigo

Clemens J Setz (Author) Ross Benjamin (Translator)
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Description

In the Austrian state of Styria lies the Helianau Institute, a boarding school for children born with a mysterious condition known as Indigo syndrome. Anyone who comes near them immediately suffers from nausea and vertigo. Clemens Setz a fictionalized doppelganger of the author is a young math teacher who loses his job at the school after attempting to investigate the mysterious relocations of several children. Fourteen years later, Robert, a former student, discovers a newspaper article about Setz s acquittal for the murder of an animal abuser. Could there be a connection between this story, which continues to haunt Robert, and the puzzling events of the past? DeLillo-esque in its exploration of alienation and anxiety, Indigo weaves together bizarre historical anecdotes, such as Edison s electrocution of an elephant, with pop cultural marginalia and pseudoscience to create a literary work that makes its own laws . . . rich in dialogue and variety, amusing and anecdotal, but also brutal and unfathomable (Der Spiegel)."

Product Details

Price
$27.95
Publisher
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
November 03, 2014
Pages
386
Dimensions
6.59 X 1.28 X 9.52 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780871402684
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About the Author

Clemens J. Setz is the author of two previous novels and the winner of the Leipzig Book Fair Prize and the Ernst-Willner-Preis at the Ingeborg Bachmann Competition in 2008. He lives in Austria.
Ross Benjaminis an acclaimed German-language translator. He lives in Nyack, New York.

Reviews

It's inevitable that Setz will be compared to Thomas Pynchon, for his narrative has a similar complexity, nuance and, yes, even paranoia.