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Field Glass

A Novella by

Fiction. Joanna Ruocco and Joanna Howard's collaborative novella FIELD GLASS sets forth a near-future war in which the terrain of the occupied shifts every day. This war - where relationships between humans and machines are rendered real through event logs and dispatches - hinges on an imagined evolution where the natural sciences merge with an amplified technology. Brought to life with antique flourish, high mannerisms, and pastoral motifs in familiar yet unrecognizable locales, FIELD GLASS asks how we might build an imaginary world on the ruins of an occupied one. With each transmission, Ruocco and Howard artfully underscore the suspicion that "surely our mysteries define us."

"Howard and Ruocco present us with a collaborative fiction that only could have been written under ground, among hovel-dwelling radicals, post- apocalyptic profiteers, beneath the murmuring of machinery, in the inversion of the field; orchestrating a literature of failure, where the supposedly long-dead I bursts from the We in the most concerted moments of togetherness, bringing forth an intense perpetual dislocation and vivid hilarity. - Renee Gladman

Genre: Literary Fiction

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April 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: Field Glass
Author(s): Joanna Howard, Joanna Ruocco
ISBN: 1-940090-06-7 / 978-1-940090-06-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sidebrow Books
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