Requiem is a darkly comic novel about what it means to be human in a culture obsessed with sex and death. With a structure loosely based on the Mass for the Dead, this ambitious novel includes letters-to-the-editor, an e-mail correspondence with a porn queen, scenes from the lives of classical musicians, and retellings of biblical stories. In the process, White charts the rise and fall of the Human from the Bible (pre-human), to the Enlightenment (the invention of the human), to the digital age (post-human).
In an America where everyone—including a well-known NPR interviewer—keeps a secret website, and where a modern Prophet can only weep at the stories he hears, Requiem reveals our past, present and future with wit, sadness, and complete honesty.
Author Curtis White
Title First Published 01 October 2001
Nb of pages 288 p.
Publication Date 01 October 2001
Nb of pages 288
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5 in.
List Price $13.95
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