Tonight: The Great Earthquake (Paperback)

Tonight: The Great Earthquake By Leonardo Teja, Robin Myers (Translator) Cover Image
By Leonardo Teja, Robin Myers (Translator)
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Originally published as Esta Noche, El Gran Terremoto in 2018 by Ediciones Ant lope, Tonight: The Great Earthquake explores the unresolvable relationship between catastrophe, uncertainty, and control. Set in a society that organizes its conduct and traditions around the inevitable-but unspecified-arrival of The Great Earthquake, the book centers on Diego Pyrite, a young man just hired as a motel receptionist. Diego's first on-the-job instructions make one thing very clear: no matter what, one room in the motel must always be left unoccupied and ready to receive a distinguished guest. This guest might arrive in the next few minutes, or it might take him many years. One thing is certain: he'll come without warning.

Tonight: The Great Earthquake is a deft, outlandishly funny, often unsettling exploration not only of how human societies handle uncertainty, but also of our interactions with order, institutions, and authoritarianism. Formally and conceptually inventive-a true hybrid novel-as-assemblage, complete with an amalgam of disparate media-the novel is less arc than spiral, exposing and refracting an unconscious landscape.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781948587280
ISBN-10: 1948587289
Publisher: [Pank]
Publication Date: June 7th, 2022
Pages: 120
Language: English