• Beat of the Pendulum

    Beat of the Pendulum
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    From the author of the acclaimed The Wish Child comes something unexpected and fearless: a found novel. The Beat of the Pendulum is the result of one year in which Chidgey drew upon the language she encountered on a daily basis, such as news stories, radio broadcasts, emails, social media, street signs, TV, and many conversations. As Chidgey filters and shapes the linguistic chaos of her recordings, a set of characters emerge - her family, including her young daughter, and her husband, mother and sister, her friends, and an extended family formed through surrogacy and donation.

    In her chronicling of moments of loveliness, strangeness, comedy and poetry and sorrow, Chidgey plays with the nature of time and its passing. The Beat of the Pendulum is also an exploration of human memory - how we acquire it, and how we lose it. This bravely experimental and immersive work draws us into the detail, reverberation and transience of a year in a life.

    Title: Beat of the Pendulum
    Author: CHIDGEY CATHERINE
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Publishing status: Active
    Publication date: 09/11/2017
    Price: $35.00
    RRP: $35.00
    Imprint: Victoria University Press
    Publisher: Victoria University Press
    ISBN: 9781776561704
    Available stock: 9
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