Read the first chapter of Tom LeClair’s Passing Away.
Pre-order is now live for Tom LeClair’s Passing Away.
As we're getting ready to release Tom LeClair's forthcoming Passing Away on October 1st, we took the time to sit down with Tom to talk about the new book, unreliable narrators, deception, and Keever's life after passing.
It is with great excitement that we announce the forthcoming release of Tom LeClair’s latest—and final—novel, Passing Away.
In Pynchonian light, Kim is a rocket man but Trump is the rocket man on Viagra. In Gravity’s Rainbow, rockets are compared with towers such as the Tower of Babel, constructs of pride and greed. Trump is the builder of towers, those structures in the sky that have his name blazoned on them. Trump’s association of himself with his buildings as giant phalluses is no accident, for he identifies power in sexual terms. He is the male master whose wake is filled with subjugated women.
If you you're attracted to Greece and Athens, LeClair paints the life of the Greeks in a unique, non-Romanticized way that the West rarely sees, giving great insight into the culture and its tics. The book has prescience, too, into not only the Greek economic woes we've seen in the past decade, but the true threats of global warming, especially to a place like Greece so reliant on its booming tourism business--what happens when the beaches are gone?