Nightboat Books, 9781937658564, 144pp.
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
List Price: 15.95*
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With an English as ebullient as it is macabre, Nathana l's novel plunges its reader into a filmic world redolent of unsolved crime and suspicion. Part noir, part philosophical investigation, part literary subterfuge, Feder tenders image over evidence as it exfoliates the inside-out life of its protagonist Feder, at once aloof and queerly omniscient, with a propulsive intimacy that all but breeds a sense of the narrator's complicity in the narrative's central travesty. In this reality, municipal sewer systems are brimming with bodies drifted in with the tides, the last century's architectures have gone unpeopled, and a minor mishap on a tram can cause the sudden death of a stranger across a continent. Feder offers no simple set of problems and solutions, but the texture of an electric curiosity at play in language.