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About the Author
Rachel Kushner is the New York Times bestselling author of The Flamethrowers, a finalist for the National Book Award and a New York Times Top Ten Book of 2013. Telex from Cuba, won the California Book Award and a New York Times Best Book of the Year and was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. Her fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Believer, Artforum, Bookforum, Fence, the Paris Review, and Grand Street.
The most intelligent and important woman writer our land has produced this century.--Thomas Bernhard
A Viennese woman cooks dinner for her lover, waits by the telephone, delays embarking on a trip or writing the book she's meant to write. And in that null-time, the abyss of twentieth-century trauma yawns wide open and engulfs her.--Tom McCarthy
Enigmatic, yet piercing: equal to the best of Virginia Woolf and Samuel Beckett.
An existential portrait, a work of desperate obsession, a proto-feminist classic, and one of the most jagged renderings of female consciousness European literature has produced.--Dustin Illingworth"Detonating the Container of Consciousness" (06/18/2019)
Bachmann's vision is so original that the effect is like having a new letter of the alphabet.-- (06/29/2029)
A feminist classic.-- (07/09/2019)
Bachmann's only novel--set in Vienna and first published in 1971--takes on the vexed struggle between the sexes in a decaying city. Dense, compelling, often weirdly funny, a dark fairy tale told as a murder mystery. Rewarding and highly recommended.
Exhilarating and claustrophobic--Will Harrison