Disorder: A Fable (Paperback)

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By Leslie Kaplan, Jennifer Pap (Translator)
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In this brilliant and hilarious political novella, Leslie Kaplan imagines a series of unconnected crimes occurring throughout France. In each, a subordinate kills someone in a superior position over them--typically with an object used in their work, be it wiring in an auto shop, a huge sack of coffee, or a blackboard eraser. While these acts (no explanation is ever given by the criminals) clearly have a class-related character, the media and public figures are loathe to admit that class struggle still exists. Their denial of reality creates another thread in this joyful, dark satire: the fumbling of "experts" who mobilize theory after theory in order to analyze what is happening without admitting that the events could have any political content.

About the Author


Leslie Kaplan was born in Brooklyn, New York, but raised and educated in France. Winner of the Prix Wepler 2012 for her novel Millefeuille, she is the author of twenty-five plays, novels, and books of poetry. Her work has been translated into eleven languages.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781849353939
ISBN-10: 184935393X
Publisher: AK Press
Publication Date: September 15th, 2020
Pages: 54
Language: English

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