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Nascar: Stories by Steffanie Ling

Writer
Steffanie Ling
Date
2017
Publisher
Blank Cheque Press
Format
Artists' Books
ISBN
978-1-927385-40-1
Size
13.2 × 16.9 × 0.7 cm
Length
135 pp
Genre
Fiction
Description

“Somehow, the idea of watching him, a sexy sports car, only emphasized the straightforwardness of mastery. A matter of hitting notes, a grasp of physique.”

In sixteen short stories punctuated by smoke breaks, writer and critic Steffanie Ling ponders questions of art and subsistence while relating her comically mundane misadventures alongside a band of struggling twenty-something painters, editors and merchandisers. Touching on topics like taste, mastery, straight white males and sparkling water—and in conversations in galleries and artist’s studios, on buses and park benches—these are concise, poignant stories that show a general disregard for one’s health. Against the languor of art, sarcasm and late capitalism, the gesture of the shared smoke may just be a small, but hopeful, offering of community.

Edited by Jacquelyn Ross
Printed and bound at Publication Studio Vancouver

Softcover, perfect-bound, b&w

2nd numbered edition of 250

  1. Nascar
 

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