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The History of Luminous Motion
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The History of Luminous Motion

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Author: Scott Bradfield
Publisher: Calamari Press, 2013
Picador, 1994
Futura, 1990
Bloomsbury Publishing, 1989
Alfred A. Knopf, 1989
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Genre: Horror
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Phillip is eight years old. He experiences material reality as a hindrance, so he tries to stay in an inner realm composed only of abstract concepts like gravity, motion, sound and light. He lives with Mom, who stays alone in her bedroom. Once he killed a man with gleaming tools from a hardware store. He has a friend with whom he does burglary and drugs and seances. Then Dad comes to stay, and Phillip descends to a subterranean otherworld where he makes contact with "dead black things, obloid and featureless, like faintly disembodied laundry hampers." A sad, beautiful book.


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