Flet: A Novel by Joyelle McsweeneyFlet: A Novel by Joyelle Mcsweeney

Flet: A Novel

byJoyelle Mcsweeney

Paperback | January 1, 2011

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Set in a spaced-out future in which all cities have been evacuated after an Emergency," FLET is named for its female protagonist, an Administration flunky who begins to suspect that the Emergency may be a tool of sociopolitical oppression. An elegant entry in speculative fiction, Flet finds McSweeney slowing her distinctively hyperactive imagination down to the speed of narrative. Set in a spaced-out future in which all cities have been evacuated after an "Emergency," FLET is named for its female protagonist, an Administration flunky who begins to suspect that the Emergency may be a tool of sociopolitical oppression. An elegant entry in speculative fiction, Flet finds McSweeney slowing her distinctively hyperactive imagination down to the speed of narrative. "
Joyelle McSweeney earned her BA from Harvard and holds an MPhil in English Studies from Oxford University, where she studied as a Marshall Scholar. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Brief reviews of hers have appeared in The Boston Review. She is a Professor in the Creative Writing Department at Notre ...
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Title:Flet: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:137 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.39 inPublished:January 1, 2011Publisher:Fence BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1934200077

ISBN - 13:9781934200070

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Flet is an Administration flunky who begins to suspect that the oft-invoked Emergency, after which all public spaces are off-limits, is a tool of sociopolitical manipulation, if not oppression: the decentralized citizenry binge on endless, aimless file tape transmissions drained into their homes. A face-off between this tentative muckraker and her icy superior is set to go down at a mandatory, nationwide Reenactment, in advance of which Flet finds herself dreaming and driving endlessly off the map. Will she find the missing cities, or will she lose herself in the flood-tide of images that wash over the Nation? An elegant entry in the field of speculative fiction, Flet finds McSweeney slowing her distinctively hyperactive imagination and syntax down to the speed of a narrative."McSweeney acutely imagine a locked-down world only millimeters distant from our own. Flet is an ice-blue, dystopic rubric that makes cool remarks on the government's manipulations of mass media, then goes for a lyrical ride. Jeweled surprises await in this prose."