A New You
Oscura Press, Apr 1, 2007 - 296 pages
A New You is a dark dystopia, a Brave New World for the Prozac/Botox/iPod era. It's about surveillance and self-mutilation, abstract art and concrete longings. It's about what happens when we spend our lives interacting with images instead of people. It's the story of a young artist who gets a corporate grant to stay inside a locked room for a year and project her work onto the web. We follow her obsessive voice from an enthusiastic beginning to a horrific end, through an ill-fated romance and a progression of physical transformations that turns her into a fantasy object as she gradually slips into madness.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Abundacurve anthrax arabesques arms asked asleep beautiful began bikini line body breasts breathe camera checked her email concealer corporate sponsor corset couldn’t cream decided deﬁnitely didn’t know diﬀerent diﬃcult eﬀect everything eyes face feel felt feminist ﬁgured ﬁlled ﬁnally ﬁnd ﬁne ﬁngernails ﬁngers ﬁnished ﬁrst ﬂies ﬂoor going Golden Lotuses gotten hadn’t hair hands he’d head hurt imagined ingrown hairs ingrowns inside the cube knew layer lips lipstick little robot looked loved Lulliban makeup Mammoglam Mesmereyes mirror Mitchell’s moved Mumbalore never Nevi Nevi’s nose oﬀ oﬀered opened pain paint Panoptico perfect picked pills pomegranate realized Rob’s screen seemed sexy skin smell soft place squash squeeze stared stockings stuﬀ Takoyaki talk tell they’d thing thought tiny told took tried trying turban tweeze underneath waist cincher wanted warm wasn’t watched wearing woke women wondered