Songs of Insurgency

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Vagabond Press, 2007 - Fiction - 108 pages
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Fiction. The unique voice of Spencer Dew--a slowly simmered reduction of prose poetry with pulp gristle and bits of horror--has developed a loyal underground following. Within this timely--and occasionally unsettling--volume of short stories is a woman who erases history textbooks, painting over horror after horror with a liquid paper brush...a groundskeeper who fishes yet another body out of the lake at a suicide camp...a man who scans through radio channels late at night, longing for the fulfillment of apocalyptic fantasy. SONGS OF INSURGENCY presents a post-9/11 world in the process of being dismantled. Fear segues to paranoia; and alienation to sadism or suicide or a droning, dial-tone numbness. Yet amidst all this dislocation and unease, just audible above the fake moans on the phone sex line, a vision of an authentic alternative existence tests its wings.

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User Review  - Todd Dills - Goodreads

I've published Dew's work, and know him personally to one degree or another, so I'm partial, but there's genius in many of these short stories. Airplane reading of the most uneasy sort, I do say. . . Read full review

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User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

A killer collection of paranoia driven near tales of love lost, crushed and stroked. Read full review

Contents

Blow
11
The Disaster Addict
26
Binge Drinking in Jihad Culture
41
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Spencer Dew is the author of the novel Songs of Insurgency, plane reading of the first rate, meant for proper digestion loosed from the safety of the ground. He lives and writes in Chicago.

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