*Chris Kraus: Summer of Hate*
Friday, October 12, 7-9pm
Art Metropole, 1490 Dundas Street West*
Mostly What is Unsaid (a project of the collective efforts of Art Metropole + FUSE Magazine + the journal Scapegoat) is excited to host author Chris Kraus reading from her new novel Summer of Hate. The audience is invited to join a discussion afterwards.
Waking up from the chilling high of a dangerous sex game, art world insider Catt Dunlop travels to Albuquerque from her home in LA. It’s summer, 2005. While Catt’s stated goal is to reinvest some windfall real estate gains, she’s secretly seeking escape from her niche in the insular cosmopolitan bubble she’s strived so hard to attain. In Albuquerque, she meets Paul Garcia, a recently sober ex-con who has just served sixteen months in prison for defrauding Halliburton Industries, his former employer, of $873. Deprived on the most cellular level of knowledge and hope, Paul makes plans, with Catt’s help, to attend UCLA. But then he’s arrested in Arizona on a 10-year old bench warrant. Caught in the nightmarish Byzantine world of American justice, Catt and Paul’s empathic idyll of saving each other’s lives seems cursed to dissolve.
Baudrillard meets Breaking Bad in Catt’s stark and bleakly hilarious descent into an underclass world of born-again Christianity, self-help, and crack.
Chris Kraus is the author of four novels, including I Love Dick and Aliens & Anorexia, and two books of art and cultural criticism. A co-editor of the independent press Semiotext(e), she teaches writing at European Graduate School and lives in LA.
Kraus will be introduced by Nasrin Himada, Scapegoat editorial board member.
Chris Kraus: Summer of Hate.