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O Fallen Angelis blackly funny and brutal, a radical and clear-sighted antidote for banality and complacency.

The haunting debut novel that put Kate Zambreno on the map, O Fallen Angel, is a provocative, voice-driven story of a family in crisis-and, more broadly, the crisis of the American family-now repackaged and with a new introduction by Lidia Yuknavitch. Inspired by Francis Bacon's Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, Kate Zambreno's brilliant novel is a triptych of modern-day America set in a banal Midwestern landscape, told from three distinct, unforgettable points of view.

O Fallen Angel is a triptych of modern-day America set in a banal Midwestern landscape, inspired by Francis Bacon's Three Studies for Figures at the Basgie, Mommy's unfortune of a Crucifixion. There is Mommy, a portrait of housewife psychosis, cruelly and crudely drawn, fenced in by her own small mind.

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The haunting debut novel that put Kate Zambreno on the map, O Fallen Angel, is a provocative, voice-driven story of a family in crisis-and, more broadly, the crisis of the American family-now repackaged and with a new introduction by Lidia Yuknavitch.

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O Fallen Angel is the angriest book I've read in years . It's something only Kate Zambreno could have done, and it's brave and scared and indispensable. O Fallen Angel by Kate Zambreno Chiasmus Press ISBN: 0615334555 164 Pages.

I've spent months thinking about it nearly every day, and I've largely given up on trying to explain it. It's how you feel at your worst moments; it's less a book than a Molotov cocktail of a story.

Kate Zambreno (born December 30 1977) is an American writer and novelist. She is the author of the novel O Fallen Angel, winner of the "Undoing the Novel-First Book Contest," originally published by Chiasmus Press, as well as the novel Green Girl, published by Harper Perennial. O Fallen Angel was also reissued by Harper Perennial in 2017 with an introduction by Lidia Yuknavitch

Inspired by Francis Bacon's Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, Kate Zambreno's brilliant novel is a triptych of modern-day America set in a banal Midwestern landscape, told from three distinct, unforgettable points of view. There is "Mommy," a portrait of housewife psychosis, fenced in by her own small mind.

O Fallen Angel is a triptych of modern-day America set in a banal Midwestern landscape, inspired by Francis Bacon's Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion. There is Mommy, a portrait of housewife psychosis, cruelly and crudely drawn, fenced in by her own small mind. There is Maggie, Mommy's unfortunate daughter whom she infects with fairytales, a Dora stuffed numb with pills, a casualty of gender roles and the DSM-IV. Then there is the mysterious martyr-figure Malachi, a Cassandra in army fatigues, the Septimus Smith to Mommy s Mrs. Dalloway, who stands at the foot of the highway holding signs of fervent prophecy, gaping at the bottomless abyss of the human condition, while SUVs scream past. Kate Zambreno's O Fallen Angel commits an act of anarchic literary sacrilege that calls to mind the rant and rage of an American Elfriede Jelinek, an exorcism of the culture wars and pop-cultural debris.

Comments: (4)

Erennge
This book was astounding. It's crammed with ugly clichés (that's the point) and is grammatically subversive. I loved it. It was so very disturbing, because by exposing and exploring the clichés, Kate Zambreno has challenged standard narrative "wisdom" and ironically, I was drawn in to the stereotypical horror of the lives of what Zambreno calls "figures" rather than characters. I think that's the point, she's asking us to look at the "gaze" - our societal gaze, how we reduce and belittle - and other. Ironically, but reducing and reducing the "figures" to their essences, she exposes us as readers too. I couldn't help being drawn into the drama, I couldn't help questioning my assumptions.

Such a startling reading experience. I was moved. What a talent! I so look forward to reading more of her wonderful, weird work.
Bremar
The worst book I have ever read . Totally disgusting.
Anen
The first work of a whip-smart writer who is, book by book, changing the way writing is understood. You will read in one sitting, both because it is short, but also because it is propulsive and urgent.
Moogura
I didn't read O FALLEN ANGEL -- I gulped it in one go. Three characters, from the inside out -- a poisonously self-absorbed middle American housewife, her psychically and emotionally poisoned oldest daughter, and a psychotic evangelical derelict -- whose trajectories cinematically and tragically converge.

Zambreno's prose is fractured, kinetic, and beset. The writing kept reminding me, more than of anything, of the David Foster Wallace of INFINITE JEST. Like that book, O FALLEN ANGEL is at once heartbreaking and hilarious, snarling and magnanimous. The book's magnanimity comes through its satire, as inhabiting so intricately and precisely the psychology of another, no matter how limited or screwed up or dire, somehow becomes an act of compassion.

This is a beautiful, terrible, brilliant firebomb of a book.
O Fallen Angel download epub
Literary
Author: Kate Zambreno
ISBN: 0615334555
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Literary
Language: English
Publisher: Chiasmus Press (April 1, 2010)
Pages: 164 pages