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    THE FABRICATIONS

    Book ID/图书代码: 02173017C00028

    English Summary/英文概要: When Bloch, a popular London novelist, starts writing a fictionalized story featuring his unremarkable friend Oscar, the invented details from the story start to come true. Gradually, Oscar embarks on a surreal odyssey into fame, while Bloch descends into the dark places of his soul. Oscar falls in love with Najette, a bewitching painter, but their relationship hangs in the balance as his myth balloons out of all proportion. At the centre of the hype and spin stands the demon-like publicist Ryan Rees, whose power enables him to manufacture the truth, and the story builds to an unforgettable, startling climax. The Fabrications is a novel possessing peculiar relevance to our tumultuous times. It addresses the myths of celebrity, the power of the internet and the media to disfigure and distort, and the madness of our culture, in which prophets, truths and legends can all be invented. Part satirical comedy; part meditation on synchronicity, sex and identity; and part love story, The Fabrications is unclassifiably new, abandoning realism to create a strange parallel world. It is a wildly inventive work, with a vast canvas of dazzling, grotesque characters, and will take you on a compelling journey filled with pathos, humour and subversive beauty.

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    Awards/获奖情况:"The Fabrications is a brilliant achievement. The novel is extremely original, ambitious and accomplished. What I liked most about it - what seemed to be the most audacious coup that it pulled off - was the way it has so much to say about contemporary life and culture, without at any point descending to the level of journalism. There’s a delicious unreality about the narrative and the characters and yet, somehow along the way Magarian manages to skewer the British Turner prize and the broadsheets’ letters pages and any number of other, bigger satirical targets. The tone is wonderfully deadpan, the comedy beautifully underplayed... The novel is also at times reminiscent of the films of Federico Fellini: in the grand set-pieces, the exuberant party scenes, and the picaresque sense of an amoral hero adrift in a large city (Oscar Babel reminded me of Marcello Mastroianni in La Dolce Vita) ... Ultimately, Magarian uses his fiction to pose some of the biggest, most complex questions about life. The themes which excite him are permanent and universal. How does one live with the passage of time, the transience of things? Can our desires ever be satisfied? How can one live a complete, meaningful life? Like all the best writers and thinkers, Magarian knows that you cannot paint an accurate portrait of the world without recognizing its essential, desperate absurdity... The Fabrications aims high, unblushingly seeking out the company of the modern European masters." Jonathan Coe, author of Number Eleven, The House of Sleep and The Winshaw Legacy

    -The Fabrications is a brilliant achievement. The novel is extremely original, ambitious and accomplished. What I liked most about it - what seemed to be the most audacious coup that it pulled off - was the way it has so much to say about contemporary life and culture, without at any point descending to the level of journalism. There’s a delicious unreality about the narrative and the characters and yet, somehow along the way Magarian manages to skewer the British Turner prize and the broadsheets’ letters pages and any number of other, bigger satirical targets. The tone is wonderfully deadpan, the comedy beautifully underplayed... The novel is also at times reminiscent of the films of Federico Fellini: in the grand set-pieces, the exuberant party scenes, and the picaresque sense of an amoral hero adrift in a large city (Oscar Babel reminded me of Marcello Mastroianni in La Dolce Vita) ... Ultimately, Magarian uses his fiction to pose some of the biggest, most complex questions about life. The themes which excite him are permanent and universal. How does one live with the passage of time, the transience of things? Can our desires ever be satisfied? How can one live a complete, meaningful life? Like all the best writers and thinkers, Magarian knows that you cannot paint an accurate portrait of the world without recognizing its essential, desperate absurdity... The Fabrications aims high, unblushingly seeking out the company of the modern European masters.- Jonathan Coe, author of Number Eleven, The House of Sleep and The Winshaw Legacy

    About the Author/作者介绍: Baret Magarian is of Armenian extraction, from London, and lives in Florence. In London he was a freelance journalist and contributed articles to The Times, The Guardian, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph. He has interviewed such diverse figures as Peter Ustinov, the brilliant actor-director and raconteur, John Calder, iconoclastic publisher of eighteeen Nobel prize winners, and Salman Rushdie, the celebrated novelist. He has worked as a lecturer, translator, fringe theatre director, actor and nude model. He is also a composer of piano music that is in the vein of Jarrett and Alkan and draws on the tonalities of Armenian music. His fiction has appeared in World Literature Today, Journal of Italian Translation, White Fly Press, The Sandspout, and Sagarana. His most cherished dream is that his writing might be a conductor and transmitter of light.

    Format:HARDCOVER

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