Machine

Machine

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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A haunting story of guilt and blame in the wake of a drowning, the first novel by the author of Spectacle

Susan Steinberg's first novel, Machine , is a dazzling and innovative leap forward for a writer whose most recent book, Spectacle , gained her a rapturous following. Machine revolves around a group of teenagers--both locals and wealthy out-of-towners--during a single summer at the shore. Steinberg captures the pressures and demands of this world in a voice that effortlessly slides from collective to singular, as one girl recounts a night on which another girl drowned. Hoping to assuage her guilt and evade a similar fate, she pieces together the details of this tragedy, as well as the breakdown of her own family, and learns that no one, not even she, is blameless.

A daring stylist, Steinberg contrasts semicolon-studded sentences with short lines that race down the page. This restless approach gains focus and power through a sharply drawn narrative that ferociously interrogates gender, class, privilege, and the disintegration of identity in the shadow of trauma. Machine is the kind of novel--relentless and bold--that only Susan Steinberg could have written.

Publisher: New York : Graywolf Press, 2019.
ISBN: 9781555978914
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc - Distributor

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