Formats
Anthologies
106
Audio
307
Catalogues
442
Clothing
23
Editions
36
Ephemera
78
Literary
44
Monographs
185
Posters
299
Video
39
Zines
147

Shop > Monographs

#14279

Exquisite Mariposa

Writer
Fiona Duncan
Price
$25.50
Date
2019
Publisher
Soft Skull Press
Format
Monographs
ISBN
9781593765781
Size
21 × 14 cm
Length
177 pp
Genre
Fiction
Description

In the aftermath of a reality TV deal gone wrong, Fiona Alison Duncan asks the question, Can you rewrite your life? The answer, her debut novel Exquisite Mariposa, follows a cast of housemates as they navigate questions of art making and economies, breakups and breakdowns, and the internet and its many obsessions.

Given the initials F.A.D. at birth, Fiona Alison Duncan has always had an eye for observing the trends around her. But after years of trying to please others, looking for answers in books and astrological charts, and clocking endless hours as a celebrity journalist just to make rent, Fiona discovers another way of existing: in the Real, a phenomenological state few humans live in.

Fiona’s journey to the Real takes her to Koreatown, Los Angeles, where she sublets a room in La Mariposa. There she meets a cast of friends and lovers, like Amalia, an artist whose muse is her pet pigeon; Lucien, an infamous philanderer; and Morgan, whose anxiety keeps her from ever sitting still. When Fiona is offered the chance to turn her new household into a reality TV show, she jumps at the opportunity—but it isn’t long before she begins to question this new script.

In the midst of her Saturn Return, Fiona pulls the plug on the reality TV deal, heals a few addictions, and returns to writing with Exquisite Mariposa, a debut novel starring her housemates as they ask questions of survival, art, love, language, and the possibilities of rewriting one’s life.

Softcover, b/w.

  1. Exquisite Mariposa
 

Related Items

  1. Charles Atlas
  2. Georges Perec and the Oulipo: Winter Journeys
  3. James Langdon: A School for Design Fiction
  4. Nicholas Frank: The Sound of the Horn
  5. Steffanie Ling: Nascar
  6. Slow Twisting
  7. Grant Arnold and Dana Claxton: Dana Claxton
  8. Chris Blache, Nicole Burisch, Larissa Fassler, Shauna Janssen, Pascale Lapalud, Diana Sherlock, Fiona Shipwright, and Karen Till: Larissa Fassler: Viewshed
  9. Kim Gordon: Girl in a Band
  10. Phil Woollam: Crossways
  11. Robin Nishio: Wailed
  12. Larry Mitchell , Ned Asta, Morgan Bassichis, and Tourmaline: The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions
  13. Walter Scott: Wendy’s Revenge
  14. Walter Scott: Wendy, Master of Art
  15. Walter Scott: The Wendy Award
  16. Charmaine A. Nelson: Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica
  17. Jean Gagnon: Pornography in the Urban World
  18. Peter MacCallum: Material World
  19. Dan Graham and Josh Thorpe: Dan Graham, Pavilions: a guide
  20. Dara Birnbaum and T.J. Demos: Dara Birnbaum: Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman
  21. Judy Chicago: To Sustain the Vision
  22. Judy Chicago: New Views
  23. Schizo-Culture: The Event, The Book - Semiotext(e)
  24. Craig Burnett and Philip Guston: Philip Guston: The Studio
  25. Sonja Ivekovic and Ruth Noack: Sanja Ivekovic: Triangle
  26. Walker Evans and Oliver Richon: Walker Evans: Kitchen Corner
  27. Elizabeth Legge and Michael Snow: Michael Snow: Wavelength
  28. Seth Price: 2000 Words
  29. Romauld Kutera
  30. Paul Chan: 2000 Words
  31. Iris Häussler: He Named Her Amber
  32. Zbigniew Libera: Fotografie
  33. Tyler Coburne: I’m that angel
  34. Breaking the Codex
  35. Neue Slowenische Kunst: NSK from Kapital to Capital
  36. Josephine Pryde: The Enjoyment of Photography
  37. Michael Snow - Sequences