By Jonathan Lethem
In Jonathan Lethem's wryly humorous moment novel, we meet a tender guy named Chaos, who's residing in a film theater in post-apocalyptic Wyoming, ingesting alcohol, and consuming nutrients out of cans.
It's an strange and now and then insufferable lifestyles, yet Chaos quickly discovers that his post-nuclear truth could have no connection to the reality. So he's taking to the line with a woman named Melinda so as to locate solutions. because the pair travels during the usa they locate that, whereas each one city has been affected another way by means of the mysterious resource of the apocalypse, not one of the humans they meet can fill of their incomplete stories or resolution their questions. steadily, figures from Chaos's earlier, together with a few who seem simply less than the effect of intravenously administered medicinal drugs, make Chaos bear in mind a few of his forgotten lifestyles as a guy named Moon.
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Lands of ensemble, bards of ensemble! (–) As Kerouac notes of Visions of Cody’s hero, “There were no images springing up in the brain of Cody Pomeroy that were repugnant to him at their outset. They were all beautiful”()—a principle of nonselectivity behind his dramatization of the infant’s growth among the Denver poor: Older heroes of other generations had darkened the walls of the poolhalls long before Cody got there; memorable eccentrics, great poolsharks, even killers, jazz musicians, traveling salesmen, anonymous frozen bums who came in on winter nights to sit an hour by the heat never to be seen again.
Possessed of that obscure and passionate hunger that has woven its shuttle across the seas. . And now for the voyage out” (Wolfe ); Huckleberry Finn’s “light[ing] out for the Territory” (Twain ); hobo Jack Black’s setting “off for the train—and the world” (); and Sherwood Anderson’s “young man going out of his town to meet the adventure of life. . [His] mind was carried away by his journey passion dreams” (). The experience is the American need to clear out of claustrophobic small-town settlement (Blake’s “Expect poison from the standing water” ) and seek “adventurous education” on the road.
Who identiﬁes himself with the meaning of the world or if not that places himself in the center of its orbit and professes to know all about humanity when he has only taken pains to study himself. That’s sheer adolescence! (SL, I ) Kerouac then retransmits Eugene Gant’s “foiled quest of himself . . possessed of that obscure and passionate hunger that has woven its shuttle across the seas. . And now for the voyage out” (Wolfe ); Huckleberry Finn’s “light[ing] out for the Territory” (Twain ); hobo Jack Black’s setting “off for the train—and the world” (); and Sherwood Anderson’s “young man going out of his town to meet the adventure of life.
Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem