Flet

Flet 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 b

  • Title: Flet
  • Author: Joyelle McSweeney
  • ISBN: 9781934200070
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 nSet 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.

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    About “Joyelle McSweeney

    • Joyelle McSweeney

      Joyelle McSweeney is a poet, playwright, novelist, critic, and professor at the University of Notre Dame She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard before earning an MPhil from Oxford and an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop.With Johannes G ransson, McSweeney founded and edits Action Books, an international press for poetry and translation The press focuses on modern and contemporary works from Latin America, Asia, the US and Europe, including such major authors as Hiromi It , Kim Hyesoon, Aase Berg and Raul Zurita Action Books seeks to move poetry and poetics from other literary cultures into the center of US poetry discussions and undermine the nationalist rubrics under which literature is marketed and discussed In addition to the University of Notre Dame, McSweeney has taught in the MFA program at the University of Alabama and as a Visiting Associate Professor of Poetry at the Iowa Writers Workshop.

    929 thoughts on “Flet

    • This is ambitious and exciting and often totally over my head. Flet is a government aide in the post-Emergency country known as The Nation. In order to either avoid contacting toxins and disease or avoid another Emergency or both, cities have been entirely depopulated and removed from the maps, all pre-Emergency ephemera are off limits pending sterilization, and no one seems to ever leave their cars (which are required to meet the personal gas consumption quota) or come into any unneccessary con [...]


    • Joyelle McSweeney’s Flet, a baroque, cerebral novel, whose dystopic vision collides with those imagined by Octavia Butler, Samuel Delany, William Gibson, Ben Marcus, and George Orwell, imagines a tech-drecked future still reeling from a cataclysmic air attack, which might never have actually happened. Its percolating sentential surface, kin to texts by Will Alexander and Andrew Joron (not to mention Hart Crane and Marianne Moore), might be considered a “cyber-punctum” text, playing off Bar [...]



    • Good lordis is the direction fiction ought to be going. Speculative fiction that draws as much on Philip K. Dick as Ben Marcus. Not only high-concept but precise on the level of language. As artistic as it is culturally relevant.


    • I just wasn't in the right mood for this. It was a bit like reading Burroughs without all the sex, drugs, and centipedes. Too much intellect, not enough viscera.



    • ok, so i want to give it a five but i can't. which means i don't want to, i thinkyhow, basically the story for some reason kept making me think of robert coover's baseball book, in that i didn't need to predict what would happen, because it was obvious, but in coover's book, which is an unfair comp as McSweeney and Coover are incredibly different, it didn't matter: i wanted to skip ahead to the obvious. Now that Flet didn't compel me in such a way doesn't take away from Flet, as much as it's lik [...]


    • Great new fiction, full of absolutely beautiful dystopian poetic prose and imagery that makes one feel a bit insane the way she leaps and bounds from one image to the next, yet this creates the almost effect of watching McSweeny's neurons firing at rates that are out of this world fast. After meeting her, I understand why. She speaks swiftly and with authority that leads you to believe her mind is working even faster than her mouth.


    • Incredible--poets and fiction writers, non-fiction writers, lovers of books--you all must get your hands on this.



    • Brilliant :: Phildickian and Pynchonian and Joy(elle)cian dystopian sci-fi psychotropic Dylan-esque speculative phonographic joy.


    • A sharp and very exact little novel. Quite beautiful, quite abstract in places, and with some quite wonderful dry and dark humor underneath it's clinical exterior.


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