Item description for The Quorum by Joshua Cohen...
Joshua Cohen has performed in-depth investigations into mirrors and navels to return with The Quorum, his first collection of short fiction. A set of ten stories, a set of dreams, and a long monologue, these are all first-person rants given over by the somehow alienated, individuals seeking only a sympathetic hearing, all dealing with identity and religion as well as occupied with technical ideas of reliable narration and the structure of the mind's ear. From a review of a book about the Holocaust that's six-million blank pages to a suicide note from a young university student, from a letter to home outlining an economy based on hair to a eulogy for a poem, from a story narrated by three-hundred concubines to the title story about a group of people who interchange appearances, habits, proclivities and talents, The Quorum is a sensitive and inevitably absurd take on the individual's lifelong quest to get someone, anyone, to listen.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2005
Publisher Twisted Spoon Press
ISBN 8086264203 ISBN13 9788086264202
Availability 0 units.
More About Joshua Cohen
Cohen is Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Editor in Chief of Boston Review.
Joshua Cohen currently resides in the state of Massachusetts. Joshua Cohen was born in 1951.