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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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