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Gunk Baby
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Gunk Baby (Hardback)

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In GUNK BABY, we join narrator Leen just as she opens an ear-cleaning and massage salon at the Topic Heights Shopping Centre. She meets Huy, an engineering student, and Jean-Paul, a pharmacist, who are both obsessed with a cryptic, quasi-socialist online forum which seek the active disruption of the routines of capitalism on small scales. Leen finds herself involved in activities they call 'Resisting Acts', intended to be 'psychologically violent' to the people in power and the systems holding them up.

Soon Leen starts to notice increasingly odd behaviour around her - and also it seems that managers of other stores in the centre are being murdered.

In nonstop prose, GUNK BABY takes aim at capitalism and class, orientalism and the Zen movement, violence, fashion, minimalism and middle-class boredom.

This novel is a retort to the global literary industry from a voice younger and newer and more critical than most. GUNK BABY is a collage, playing with the sterility of modern suburbia and all the beige, neutral, ecru tones of aesthetic minimalism.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryRomanceRomanceAdult & contemporary romance Publisher: Orion Publishing Co Publication Date: 08/07/2021 ISBN-13: 9781474620901  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jamie Marina Lau is a writer and artist. Her first novel, Pink Mountain on Locust Island, was published in April 2018 by Brow Books in Australia and was shortlisted for the Stellar Prize. Her work can be found in Cordite, ROOKIE, Voiceworks, the Art Hoe Collective and in Monash University's 2016 anthology Futures. Her music can be found under the pseudonym ZK king.

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