In Transit: An Heroi-Cyclic Novel (Irish Literature Series)

Title:      In Transit: An Heroi-Cyclic Novel (Irish Literature Series)
Categories:      Fiction
ResourceID:      1564783235
Authors:      Brigid Brophy
ISBN-10(13):      1564783235
Publisher:      Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:      2002-07-01
Edition:      1st Dalkey Archive ed
Number of pages:      235
Language:      Not specified
Price:      USD 6.65
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover

Product Description

Set in an airport ("one of the rare places where twentieth-century design is happy with its own style"), In Transit is a textual labyrinth centering on a contemporary traveller. Waiting for a flight, Evelyn Hillary O'Rooley suffers from uncertainty about his/her gender, provoking him/her to perform a series of unsuccessful, yet hilarious, philosophical and anatomical tests. Brigid Brophy surrounds the kernel of this plot with an unrelenting stream of puns, word games, metafictional moments and surreal situations (like a lesbian revolution in the baggage claim area) that challenge the reader's preconceptions about life and fiction and that remain endlessly entertaining.

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