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Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat


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Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat
Aug 31, 2010 | ISBN 9781935554882

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” … the novel glides on silver skates from the surreal to the absurd to the languorously decadent … Irresistible.”
—Laura Miller, Salon

Aurorarama mesmerizes…”  
Erik Morse, Bookforum

is perhaps what Jules Verne would write if woken from the dead and offered a dose of mushrooms.”
The National

“[Aurorarama] entrances and delights. You could spend years picking apart the sly references and the particular myths, poems, novels and songs that inspired Valtat, or you can simply enjoy it for the experience. Valtat is making his American debut in a big way…with his remarkable enthusiasm and bravery, it’s completely possible he’ll conquer the world.”
Jessa CrispinNPR‘s “Books We Like”

“Marvelous, perfect, and perfectly marvelous!… [Aurorarama] promises to attract discerning and sophisticated readers galore, those fans of the fantastical who are tired of second-hand visions and stale conceits….Valtat’s novel is Little Nemo in Slumberland as retold by a trio of Jeff Noon, Steve Aylett and William Burroughs.  I can hardly wait for its sequels.”
Paul Di Filippo, The Barnes and Noble Review

“A terrific storyteller, Valtat mixes humor and poetry, romance and politics into a surprisingly thoughtful page-turner about social revolution.”
Matthew Jakubowski, Paste Magazine

Praise for Jean-Christophe Valtat

“[Valtat] has a magical sense of shape, and a gift for lyrical prose that are rare in modern writing.”
La Croix

“Jean-Christophe Valtat is a writer of beautiful energy.”
—Le Monde

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