Reel

Tobias Carroll (Author)
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Description

Reel follows two lives that collide at a Seattle punk show, and the strange consequences that arise. Timon serves as the hyperobservant western outpost of his family's business, verifying artifacts and losing himself in deafening music and isolation. Marianne fears stagnation, and has begun to crave the rootless travel of her youth. After a tense meeting, each proceeds through a series of surreal encounters that deconstruct the lives that they've created, forcing each one into a reckoning with the world around them.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Rare Bird Books, a Barnacle Book
Publish Date
October 11, 2016
Pages
280
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.4 X 8.4 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781942600701
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About the Author

Tobias Carroll lives and writes in Brooklyn, New York, where he is the managing editor of Vol.1 Brooklyn. His fiction and nonfiction have been published by Tin House, Midnight Breakfast, The Collagist, Necessary Fiction, Bookforum, and Joyland. He can be found on Twitter at @TobiasCarroll.

Reviews

"Reel is a story about history and artifact set, like foreshadowing, against the backdrop of a fading scene. It asks: When youth ripples out like a dying soundwave, what takes its place? What delivers new thrills, and keeps us in motion? Carroll's characters are as intelligent, observant, and sensitive as their author. Their subtle interactions bring our focus toward what so often goes unnoticed, what we don't even know is guiding us toward our inevitable future."
--Sarah Gerard, author of Binary Star and the forthcoming Sunshine State

"Never cloying or pretentious, Toby Carroll's prose is bright, knowing and honest. His characters are unique without feeling like they were crafted, but instead, simply, reported. Reel is about as real as good fiction gets."
--Ryan Britt, author of Luke Skywalker Can't Read

"A fascinating observation on interconnectedness, cause and effect, and the absurdity of the arbitrary values we imbue upon moments of our lives."
--John Venegas, Angel City Review