Joanna Walsh
AUD $22.99

Love and loss in the information age - a novel from 'one of our most important writers' (Deborah Levy)

'A smart, allusive meditation on the sheer fragility of experience and feeling' Colm Toibin

The internet has collapsed the boundaries of time, space and desire. However far apart lovers are, they can instantly be present. So can they ever really break up?

After the end of a love affair conducted largely online, the narrator of Break.up travels across Europe navigating the complexities of modern love. As she makes her pilgrimage through offline space - on railways, on buses, on planes and, above all, on foot - she crosses the borders of not only place but genre, ranging widely into eclectic essays on music, boredom, shame, photography, marriage and art.

Break.up blends the personal and the intellectual to tell a mystery story about the aftermath of a relationship. From Rome to Budapest, Freud to Foucault, algorithms to nostalgia, Walsh's long-awaited first novel is a stimulating, original work which dismantles what we know of love, and how we make art from it.

Author bio:

Joanna Walsh's work has appeared in Granta, The Stinging Fly and Guernica, among others. She is the author of the short story collections Fractals, Vertigo (shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize) and Words from the World's End, the non-fiction work Hotel and the digitally groundbreaking novella Seed. She was awarded the 2017 Arts Foundation Fellowship in Literature for the manuscript of Break.Up, which is her first novel.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781781259948
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Serpents Tail
Pub Date: February 2020
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items


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