Fiction. Part fiction, part earnest mockumentary, AMBIENT PARKING LOT follows a band of musicians as they wander the parking structures of urban downtown and greater suburbia in quest of the ultimate ambient noise—one that promises to embody their historical moment and deliver them up to the heights of their self-important artistry. Along the way, they make sporadic forays into lyric while contending with doubts, delusions, miscalculations, mutinies, and minor triumphs. This saga peers into the wreckage of a post-9/11 landscape and embraces the comedy and poignancy of failed utopia.
Author City: San Francisco Bay Area, CA USA
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Pamela Lu is the author of the books AMBIENT PARKING LOT (Kenning Editions, 2011) and PAMELA: A NOVEL (Atelos, 1999), as well as the chapbook The Private Listener (Corollary Press, 2006). Her writing also appears in the anthologies BAY POETICS and BITING THE ERROR, and has been published in periodicals such as 1913, Antennae, Call, CHAIN, Chicago Review, Fascicle, Harper's, Mirage, Poetics Journal, and TINFISH. She grew up in Southern California, and now lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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