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The Subsidiary by Matias Celedon

The Subsidiary

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The Subsidiary by Matias Celedon
Aug 02, 2016 | ISBN 9781612195452

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“Powerful, beautiful, and haunting. Every time I read The Subsidiary, it feels both timeless and painfully, undeniably contemporary.” —Alejandro Zambra 

“A dystopian, Kafkaesque allegory made legible through a sequence of terse and scattered fragments…a brilliant performance of literary minimalism…visually-striking and shrewdly designed.”—Hyperallergic

“The telegraphic language intensifies the horror…A gem of alienation distilled into silent screams in the dark.” — 

“A chilling, cryptic tale…unique in its execution and form…Celedón’s book is an intriguing work of art…defiantly political without being didactic.”—PopMatters

Bartleby the Scrivener meets Cujo as imagined by David Lynch…In the spirit of Franz Kafka, Matías Celedón evokes a bureaucratic nightmare that is terrifying in its banality and in its menace…A remarkable reading experience.”—The Millions

“Compelling…The Subsidiary conjures the sort of cold, tight language that has often been employed in documenting subjugation…Uses the perfect form to convey its larger concerns…A complete work of art: literary and visual…sparse and evocative.”—Three Percent

“Equal parts workplace satire and storytelling experiment…a deeply unsettling work told in an innovative manner.” —Vol. 1 Brooklyn

“An ingenious book-object…[A] cautionary fiction about the extent of violence we can inflict on ourselves and others given the means and opportunity.”—Minor Literature[s]

“This slim book will haunt you long after you have finished reading it.”—Seattle City of Literature

“An arresting, disturbing little tale.”—The Complete Review

“This is a book written in stamps. And it works: the form perfectly emulates the gloomy atmosphere of the subsidiary and the broken emotional environment of its employees. With few words, The Subsidiary says a great deal.” La Pollera

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