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a novel by
Simon Jacobs


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Format:  Paperback (PREORDER)
LIST PRICE: 15.99
PAGES: 242
PRINT ISBN: 978-1-937512-67-5
DIGITAL ISBN: 978-1-937512-68-2
RELEASE DATE: 01/16/2018

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"In this singular debut novel that reads like a cross between Derek Jarman's Jubilee and an unsettling folk ballad, Jacobs narrates the journey of two Midwestern pilgrims, each striving for ascetic purity both in their possessions and in their emotional lives, as they silently war against the ostentation of the wealthy, the dread expectations of gender, maybe against object permanence itself. It feels like The Road, but with less faith in humanity, and this Simon Jacobs is a literary talent to watch."
—Jeanne Thornton


Synopsis

John and Joey are a young couple immersed in their local midwestern punk scene, who after graduating college sever all ties and move to a perverse and nameless northeastern coastal city. They drift in and out of art museums, basement shows, and derelict squats seemingly unfazed as the city slowly slides into chaos around them.

Late one night, forced out of their living space, John and Joey are driven to take shelter in a chain pharmacy before emerging to a city in full-scale riot. They find themselves the only passengers on a commuter train headed north, and exit at the final stop to discover the area entirely devoid of people. As John and Joey negotiate their future through bizarre, troubling manifestations of the landscape and a succession of abandoned mansions housing only scant clues to their owners' strange and sudden disappearance, they're also forced to confront the resurgent violence and buried memories of their shared past.

With incisive precision and a cool detachment, Simon Jacobs has crafted a surreal and spellbinding first novel of horror and intrigue.



Palaces by Simon Jacobs =

Palaces by Simon Jacobs = (approximately) Mary Gaitskill + Margaret Atwood + Harmony Korine

* In most cases, 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."

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Author

Simon Jacobs, author of Palaces (Two Dollar Radio)

Simon Jacobs is the author of Saturn (Spork Press), a collection of David Bowie stories, and of Masterworks (Instar Books), a short story collection. His other fiction has appeared in Tin House, Black Warrior Review, Joyland, and Paper Darts. He lives in New York City. Palaces is his first novel.

 

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LIST PRICE: $15.99
PAGES: 242
PRINT ISBN: 978-1-937512-67-5
DIGITAL ISBN: 978-1-937512-68-2 
RELEASE DATE: 01/16/2018
SIZE: 5.5" x 7.5"

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