My Meteorite : Or, Without The Random There Can Be No New Thing by Harry Dodge
'Where can the human animal seek its energy in this era of lockdowns and social distancing? Dodge may help us to find out' Guardian'If you're a fan of Maggie Nelson's work, you'll like this book. It's truly beautiful' DazedIs love a force akin to gravity? A kind of invisible fabric which enables communications through space and time? Artist Harry Dodge finds himself contemplating such questions as his father declines from dementia and he rekindles a bewildering but powerful relationship with his birth mother. A meteorite Dodge orders on eBay becomes a mysterious catalyst for a reckoning with the vital forces of matter, the nature of consciousness, and the bafflements of belonging.
Structured around a series of formative, formidable coincidences in Dodge's life, My Meteorite journeys with stylistic bravura from Barthes to Blade Runner, from punk to Pale Fire. It is a wild, incandescent book that creates a literary universe of its own. Blending the personal and the philosophical, the raw and the surreal, the transgressive and the heartbreaking, Harry Dodge revitalizes our world, illuminating the magic just under the surface of daily life.
'Holds you in its thrall like a brilliant friend. Dodge is a masterful writer' Miranda July