Memphis Underground

Stewart Home


Book, 19.8 x 12.9 cm, 309 p, language: English, publisher: Snowbooks Ltd, London, ISBN: 978-1905005420.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2024/851).

Literary synopsis 

Sent to a remote Scottish community to pose as its artist-in-residence, the narrator of Stewart Home's provocative novel discovers an undercurrent of corruption, wife-swapping and military secrets. Meanwhile in London a counter-narrative revolves around pubs, clubs, fights and feuds; making money, selling souls, trying to break on through. A satire on contemporary art; a hymn to classic soul music; a meditation on celebrity; a deconstruction and rewriting of modern literature; Memphis Underground is all this and more. 

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