An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life (Hardback)

Paul Dalla Rosa

A story collection that perfectly captures life in the internet age

'Voyeuristically addictive, funny, and deceptively simple' Halle Butler, author of The New Me

Whether working in food service or in high-end retail, lit by a laptop in a sex chat or by the camera of an acclaimed film director, or sharing a flat in the city or a holiday rental in Mallorca, the protagonists of the ten stories comprising Paul Dalla Rosa's debut collection navigate the spaces between aspiration and delusion, ambition and aimlessness, the curated profile and the unreliable body.

By turns unsparing and tender, Dalla Rosa explores our lives in late-stage Capitalism, where globalisation and its false promises of connectivity leave us further alienated and disenfranchised. Like the legendary Lucia Berlin and his contemporary Ottessa Moshfegh, Dalla Rosa is a masterful observer-and hilarious eviscerator-of our ugly, beautiful attempts at finding meaning in an ugly, beautiful world.

Publication date: 02/06/2022

£12.99

ISBN: 9781800810129

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction

An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life (Ebook)

Paul Dalla Rosa

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A story collection that perfectly captures life in the internet age

'Voyeuristically addictive, funny, and deceptively simple' Halle Butler, author of The New Me

Whether working in food service or in high-end retail, lit by a laptop in a sex chat or by the camera of an acclaimed film director, or sharing a flat in the city or a holiday rental in Mallorca, the protagonists of the ten stories comprising Paul Dalla Rosa's debut collection navigate the spaces between aspiration and delusion, ambition and aimlessness, the curated profile and the unreliable body.

By turns unsparing and tender, Dalla Rosa explores our lives in late-stage Capitalism, where globalisation and its false promises of connectivity leave us further alienated and disenfranchised. Like the legendary Lucia Berlin and his contemporary Ottessa Moshfegh, Dalla Rosa is a masterful observer-and hilarious eviscerator-of our ugly, beautiful attempts at finding meaning in an ugly, beautiful world.

Publication date: 02/06/2022

£10.99

ISBN: 9781782839699

Imprint: Serpent's Tail

Subject: Fiction

Paul Dalla Rosa

Paul Dalla Rosa

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