Watchlist

Watchlist

32 Stories by Persons of Interest

Paperback - 2015
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"Including work by literary heavy-hitters... the anthology considers the act and weight of watching and being watched... and in Watchlist, these see-to-know quests range from funny to terrifying." #65533;e*Los Angeles MagazineIn Watchlist, some of today's most prominent and promising fiction writers from around the globe respond to, meditate on, and mine for inspiration the surveillance culture in which we live. With contributions from Etgar Keret, T.C. Boyle, Robert Coover, Aimee Bender, Jim Shepard, Alissa Nutting, Charles Yu, Cory Doctorow, and many more, WATCHLIST unforgettably confronts the question: What does it mean to be watched?In Doctorow's eerily plausible "Scroogled," the US has outsourced border control to Google, on the basis that they Do Search Right. In Lincoln Michel's "Our New Neighborhood," a planned suburban community's 'Neighborhood Watch' program becomes an obsessive nightmare. Jim Shepard's haunting "Safety Tips for Living Alone" imagines the lives of the men involved in the US government's fatal attempt to build the three Texas Tower radar facilities in the Atlantic Ocean during the Cold War. Randa Jarrar's "Testimony of Malik, Israeli agent #287690" is "a sweet and deftly handled story of xenophobia and paranoia, reminding us that such things aren't limited to the West" (Sabotage Reviews) and Alissa Nutting's "The Transparency Project" is a creative, speculative exploration of the future of long-term medical observation.By turns political, apolitical, cautionary, and surreal, these stories reflect on what it's like to live in the surveillance state.
Publisher: New York : Catapult, [2015]
ISBN: 9781936787418
1936787415
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: xv, 493 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Hurt, Bryan - Editor

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Oct 30, 2016

If Busby Berkeley was still alive and choreographing movie dance scenes, Robert Coover's "Nighttime in the City" would be a fine successor to "The Lullaby of Broadway" (Gold Diggers of 1935). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFHDzTplgus

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