Genres
45 RPM
4
Activism
26
Anthology
27
Architecture
44
Art History
58
Art Metropole Edition
67
Arts Writing
79
Audio
7
Autobiography
6
Bag
13
Beach Towel
4
Book
13
Booklet
8
Books on Books
15
Box set
5
Buttons
7
Calendar
7
Canadian
85
Card
6
Cassette
45
Catalogue
80
CD
124
Ceramics
27
Chapbook
5
Collaboration
6
Collage
38
Collection
6
Comic
38
Concrete Poetry
6
Contemporary Art
327
Conversations
46
Cooking
5
Creative Writing
31
Criticism
157
Culture
26
Dance
5
Design
19
Digital
6
DIY
5
Drawing
67
DVD
7
Enamel Pin
7
Environment
6
Ephemera
12
Erotica
4
Essays
179
Every Day Objects
35
Fashion
35
Feminist Theory
12
Fiction
40
Film
29
Film/Video
7
Flexidisc
6
Flip-book
8
Food
11
Found Images
7
Fundraiser
10
Glassware
15
Graphic Design
10
Graphic Novel
5
Handmade
9
History
22
Illustration
165
Indigenous Art
14
Installation Art
23
Institutional Critique
8
International
28
Interview
71
Invitation
5
Jewellery
21
Journal
9
Literature
33
Lithograph
6
LP
8
Mail Art
13
Manual
4
Memoir
5
Monograph
34
Mug
8
Multiple
40
Music
29
New Media
25
Newsprint
20
Notebook
5
Out of Print & Rare
35
Painting
61
Pamphlet
5
Patch
16
Performance Art
45
Periodical
23
Personal Texts
16
Philosophy
5
Photocopy
67
Photography
422
Pin
13
Poetry
140
Politics
35
Postcard
25
Poster
18
Print
66
Punk
4
Queer
29
Retrospective
8
Reviews
20
Risograph
101
Scarves
4
Screenprint
35
Sculpture
43
Self-Published
8
Short Stories
15
Silkscreen
14
Soap
7
Social Practice
4
Special Edition
11
Sticker
6
Sweatshirt
5
Tee-shirt
48
Text-Based Practice
17
Textile
11
Theory
119
Tote bag
27
Translation
4
Travel
11
Unique Edition
13
Video Art
7
Vinyl Record
55
Wearable
8
Wholesale
5
Zines
37

Shop > Artists' Books

#11163

Victims

Artist
Travis Jeppesen
Price
$20.00
Date
2003
Publisher
Akashic Books
Format
Artists' Books
Size
13.5 × 21 × 0.8 cm
Length
149 
Description

VICTIMS is a novel about the final days of a religious cult called The Overcomers. Like the infamous Heaven’s Gate cult, whose mass suicide gained world media attention in the 1990s, they are a small group of lost souls guided by the teachings of a charismatic leader, Martin Jones. The Overcomers go about their lives preparing for the cosmic event that will signal the end of their time on earth. Their struggles to reconcile their faith in Jones’s teachings with the emotional ups and downs of their relationships, jobs, and interactions with the natural world form the subject of this exquisitely written and highly original novel.

Based on extensive research into the rhetoric of religious cults, Victims is a novel of ideas in the tradition of modernist works like Magic Mountain and The Plague. Author Travis Jeppesen uses an episodic narrative, an elegantly direct style, and a quirky, sympathetic group of characters to ponder a question raised by Jones’s teachings: If friendship and love are just systems to instill comfort in our lives, are all human interactions acts of manipulation?

Victims is set in a rural America of the imagination informed by classic American values—and cleansed of the mundane distractions that characterize American culture. Travis Jeppesen has written a novel with a philosophical bravura rarely seen in the work of contemporary American writers.

ISBN:

1888451424

978-1888451429

  1. Victims
 

Related Items

  1. Travis Jeppesen: 16 Sculptures
  2. Donato Mancini: Hell Passport #22
  3. Klaus Staeck: Pornografie (new edition)
  4. Daryl Vocat: In the Night No One Can Spy
  5. Adél Koleszár: New Routes Of Faith
  6. Zhao Xiaomeng: Bicycles in Beijing, Now
  7. Anonynous: The Guilded Beaver
  8. Corrine Corry: The Palace of the Queen
  9. Shawna Dempsey and Lori Millan: In the Life
  10. Emily Vey Duke: I’d Rather be Polymorphous Perverse