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Drain: A Novel
by Davis Schneiderman
Northwestern University Press, 2010
Paper: 978-0-8101-5215-1
Library of Congress Classification PS3619.C4472D73 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
It’s the year 2039, and Lake Michigan is mysteriously emptied of



water. The planet’s atmosphere and magnetic field are failing, and



fires burn ominously throughout the empty lake bed. In this seemingly



endless desert east of Chicago, three factions are locked in conflict:



the original end-of-times cultist settlers who follow religious visionary



Fulcrum Maneuvers and worship a giant World Worm they deem



responsible for the drained lake; the megacorporation Quadrilateral,



a mega-consumerist, planned-community combine of bourgeois city



planners developing what is now called the Wildland-Urban Interface;



and the Blackout Angels, landlocked punk pirates raised in Quadrilateral



cities, who oppose everything and everyone. In Davis Schneiderman’s



shocking novel, Drain, freedom, creativity, and transgression wage



war with forces of control, censorship, and conformity.



The wordscapes of William S. Burroughs and Thomas Pynchon, the



dystopic nightmares of Philip K. Dick, and the transgressive punch of



Chuck Palahniuk and Georges Bataille together convene in this stunning



and thrilling work.



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