Shadowbahn (Hardcover)

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The story of an America slowly falling apart, told via strange, lucid visions of a surreal not-so-distant (nor necessarily implausible) future and the collected history of America's greatest and most honrable invention: pop music. Clever, ambitious, and fascinating in its constant inventiveness, originality and innate strangeness.

— Justin



"A beautiful, moving, strange examination of apocalypse and rebirth." - Neil Gaiman

"Erickson has mobilized so much of what feels pressing and urgent about the fractured state of the country in a way that feels fresh and not entirely hopeless, if only because the exercise of art in opposition to complacent thought can never be hopeless." - New York Times Book Review

A chronicle of a weird road trip, a provocative work of alternative history, and a dazzling discography of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, encompassing artists from Louis Armstrong and Billie Holliday to Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, SHADOWBAHN is a richly allusive meditation on the meaning of American identity and of America itself.

"Jaw-dropping," says Jonathan Lethem (Granta).

About the Author

Steve Erickson is the author of nine other novels (including Zeroville, Our Ecstatic Days, and These Dreams of You) and two nonfiction books that have been published in ten languages. His work has appeared in numerous periodicals, such as Esquire, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian, American Prospect, and Los Angeles, for which he writes regularly about film, music, and television. Erickson is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award. Currently he teaches at the University of California, Riverside.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780735212015
ISBN-10: 0735212015
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Publication Date: February 14th, 2017
Pages: 320
Language: English