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Ebook Kapow! by Adam Thirlwell read! Book Title: Kapow!
The author of the book: Adam Thirlwell
Edition: Visual Editions
Date of issue: June 5th 2012
ISBN: 0956569234
ISBN 13: 9780956569233
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 36.82 MB
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Unfolding, turning and spinning, Kapow! is a new book by best-selling British writer Adam Thirlwell.

Kapow! takes place in the thick of the Arab Spring, guided by the highspeed monologue of an unnamed narrator - over-doped, over-caffeinated, over-weight - trying to make sense of this history in real time: with 24 hour broadcasts, YouTube films, lesbian bars in London’s East End and far too many newspaper clippings. A clever, funny and bitingly critical cultural commentary, using spinning digressions to tell the stories of a group of interconnected characters in London and Egypt, each transformed by the idea of revolution.

Beautifully and thoughtfully designed by Studio Frith, hailed by the New York Times as the "go-to graphic designer”, Kapow! asks readers to open and unfold pages, to follow text leaking in and out of paragraphs, to discover more and more visual surprises, while progressively becoming part of and lost within the narrator’s giddy digressions.

Kapow! is a beautifully crafted object told in Thirlwell’s uniquely acrobatic voice: a visually immersive storytelling experience like no other.

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Ebook Kapow! read Online! Adam Thirlwell was born in 1978 and grew up in North London. He is a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and assistant editor of Areté magazine.

His first novel, 'Politics', a love story with digressions, was published in 2003, and his second book, 'Miss Herbert: A Book of Novels, Romances & Their Unknown Translators, Containing Ten Languages, Set on Four Continents & Accompanied by Maps, Portraits, Squiggles, Illustrations, & a Variety of Helpful Indexes', in 2007. 'Miss Herbert' won a 2008 Somerset Maugham Award. His third novel is 'The Escape' (2009).

In 2003, Adam Thirlwell was named by Granta magazine as one of twenty 'Best of Young British novelists'. He lives in Oxford.

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