Momus (Nick Currie)


Artist Novel, 20 x 14 cm, 192 p., language : French, publisher : Le Serpent à Plumes, La Madeleine-de-Nonancourt (FR), ISBN : 979-10-94680-06-3 (First edition : Penny-Ante Editions, Los Angeles, 2014).
Materials: Ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2029/355).

Literary synopsis

In UnAmerica, a young man, Brad, is approached by God. God is not what He once was; He now works as a janitor in a Tastee Freez in South Carolina, and has "late-onset Alzheimer's". America has come to displease Him, so, lacking the strength to destroy it himself, God sets Brad a task; to re-enact the sixth-century voyage of Saint Brendan, in reverse. Brendan was an Irish monk who may well have discovered America; Brad, by reversing Brendan's voyage, is to undiscover America, causing it to cease to be. The voyage itself turns out to be almost an afterthought; the heart of the book is in America, as Brad deals with surreal tragicomic family, health and work problems, while slowly and incompetently assembling his crew.

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Authorship: Artist Author.

Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.

Genre: Satire.

Publishing: Publishing House.

Theme: American Culture, Music, Religion, Travels.

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