Fiction. The formal playfulness of Christopher Carter Sanderson's novel, THE TOO-BRIEF CHRONICLE OF JUDAH LOWE, is visually apparent at a glance. It consists of two parts, each composed of a series of short fragments. The first part, 79/79/'79, has 79 titled sections of 79 words each, and is set in 1979. The second, @1000thenovel, is set in 1980, and consists of roughly 1000 tweets of 140 characters each; the story also has 140 characters. The book is far more, however, than a formalist game. It is a deeply affecting Bildungsroman in which an adolescent explores many different windows into himself and his emerging world, and where the unity and plurality of experience are vividly encountered together. It's a masterful experiment in the best sense, and a deeply affecting story.
Christopher Carter Sanderson is the author of several play adaptations, including the adapted works of Tucker Max, I Hope They Serve Beer On Broadway, and a one-act version of Alfred Jarry's UBU IS KING! His scholarly work, Gorilla Theatre, is published by Routledge. , and others have all critiqued his work since 1994. Mr. Sanderson is a dropout from Princeton High School, a Fulbright scholar, a graduate of programs at New York University and Yale University (where he is an associate fellow of Calhoun College), and a professor at the State University of New York, Oswego. He is married to Meredith Kadet Sanderson, and co-parent to Charlie, a rescued Jack Russell Terrier.Author City: OSWEGO, NY USA