Pamela: A Novel

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Atelos, 1998 - Fiction - 98 pages
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Fiction. "While the new sentence—the prose wing of Language writing—strips narrative down to pointed sets of shifting referents, Lu, in her debut, knowingly resuscitates it, creating a precise and humorous elegy to the self, and to its self-subversions. This quasi-bildungsroman charts the emergence of an 'I' (not 'P' and not 'Pamela,' though the three characters do appear together) into a 20-something Bay Area, with memories of a suburban childhood close on her heels.... This is a book of extraordinary philosophical subtlety and clarity, one that manages to tell a beautiful story in spite of itself"—Publishers Weekly.

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About the author (1998)

Pamela Lu was born in Southern California and studied mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1995 she has worked as a technical writer in Silicon Valley and co-edited Idiom , an online journal and chapbook press. In addition to a work of part fiction and part earnet mockumentary, AMBIENT PARKING LOT (Kenning Editions, 2011), a book of fanciful nonfiction, PAMELA: A NOVEL (Atelos, 1999), she has had prose and poetry published in a number of journals, including CHAIN, Chicago Review, Clamour, Explosive Magazine, Interlope, Mirage, Fascicle , and Poetics Journal , and in the anthologies BAY POETICS and BITING THE ERROR. Lu lives in San Francisco.

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