Found Audio, a novel by N.J. Campbell (Two Dollar Radio) Coming Soon!

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Found Audio

a novel by
N.J. Campbell


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Format:  Paperback
LIST PRICE: 15.99
PAGES: 162
PRINT ISBN: 978-1-937512-57-6
RELEASE DATE: 7/11/2017

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"[A] mysterious work of metafiction... dizzying, arresting and defiantly bold."
Chicago Tribune

"In his debut, Campbell has written a page-turner, an onion peel of a story surrounding nothing less than the central questions of human existence. The reader is led down a rabbit hole and back out again, confused, afraid, but nevertheless also ever so slightly amused. This is a weird little book full of momentum, intrigue, and weighty ideas to mull over."
Publishers Weekly


Synopsis
Amrapali Anna Singh is an historian and analyst capable of discerning the most cryptic and trivial details from audio recordings. One day, a mysterious man appears at her office in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, having traveled a great distance to bring her three Type IV audio cassettes that bear the stamp of a library in Buenos Aires that may or may not exist.

On the cassettes is the deposition of an adventure journalist and his obsessive pursuit of an amorphous, legendary, and puzzling "City of Dreams." Spanning decades, his quest leads him from a snake-hunter in the Louisiana bayou to the walled city of Kowloon on the eve of its destruction, from the Singing Dunes of Mongolia to a chess tournament in Istanbul. The deposition also begs the question: Who is making the recording, and why?

Despite being explicitly instructed not to, curiosity gets the better of Singh and she mails a transcription of the cassettes with her analysis to an acquaintance before vanishing. The man who bore the cassettes, too, has disappeared. The journalist was unnamed.

Here—for the first time—is the complete archival manuscript of the mysterious recordings accompanied by Singh's analysis.


Found Audio by N.J. Campbell =

Found Audio by N.J. Campbell = Indiana Jones + House of Leaves + Inception

* In most cases (except in this case; Homer fucking loves this book and thinks you should read it), none of these writers endorse this book. Our math formulas are supposed to be amusing anecdotes, similar to shelf-talkers in bookstores that say "If you like X, you might enjoy Y," or "This Book is like Cormac McCarthy writing an episode of Saved by the Bell with a soundtrack by Philip Glass."

Reviews

"A wicked metafictional mystery [and] dizzying epistolary novel about dreams, perception, and the human psyche."
Kirkus Reviews

"Amid the static of contemporary literature can be heard blips of fiction-future in N.J. Campbell’s defiantly bold Found Audio."
—Steve Erickson

“A wild, wonderful creature: part Borges, part VanderMeer, part forgotten '70s psychedelic action movie. Convincing, complex, and emotionally resonant—this is a book not to be missed.”
—Christian Kiefer

"To suggest that this author's near maddening and mystic debut will "take you places" is an understatement. You may emerge from the gauntlet of its layered mysteries with a definite air of perplexity, though no more so than the narrator, an adventure journalist passionately chasing an ever elusive utopia of sorts. As his obsession with this location of wonders intensifies, so does his perception of its validity, leading him to scrutinize the very existence of everyone and everything around him. This novel meticulously shrouds its own destination in a provocative fog from the outset and, with casual finesse, pulls the reader into sharing the wonders and inevitable horrors of confronting the plasticity of reality."
—Patrick Battle, The Book Table

Author

N.J. Campbell, author of Found Audio (Two Dollar Radio)
N.J. Campbell was born in the Midwest. He has won the Little Tokyo Short Story Contest, received accolades from the California State Legislature, and has been anthologized in the collection American Fiction from New Rivers Press. Found Audio is his first novel.
(Twitter: @NJCampbelltweet)

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LIST PRICE: $15.99
PAGES: 162
PRINT ISBN: 978-1-937512-57-6
DIGITAL ISBN: Coming soon...
RELEASE DATE: 7/11/2017
SIZE: 5.5" x 7.5"

Printed in Canada by Marquis, with the following environmental statement:
*Inside printed on Enviro 100% post-consumer EcoLogo certified paper, processed chlorine free and manufactured using biogas energy.
*FSC certified paper (inside and cover).

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