Fiction. From interdisciplinary writer and performer Jacob Wren comes POLYAMOROUS LOVE SONG, a novel of intertwined narratives concerning the relationship between artists and the world. Shot through with unexpected moments of sex and violence, readers will become acquainted with a world that is at once the same and opposite from the one in which they live. With a diverse palette of vivid characters—from people who wear furry mascot costumes at all times, to a group of 'new filmmakers' that devises increasingly unexpected sexual scenarios with complete strangers, to a secret society that concocts a virus that only infects those on the political right—Wren's avant-garde POLYAMOROUS LOVE SONG (finalist for the 2013 Fence Modern Prize in prose) will appeal to readers with an interest in the visual arts, theatre, and performance of all types.
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Jacob Wren makes literature, performances and exhibitions. His books include: Unrehearsed Beauty, Families Are Formed Through Copulation, Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed, POLYAMOROUS LOVE SONG (a finalist for the 2013 Fence Modern Prize in Prose and the 2016 ReLit Award for Fiction, and was named one of The Globe and Mail's 100 Best Books of 2014), and AUTHENTICITY IS A FEELING (BookThug, 2018). His most recent novel RICH AND POOR, was a finalist for the 2016 Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. As Co- Artistic Director of Montreal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created the performances En français comme en anglais, it's easy to criticize, Individualism Was a Mistake, The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information and Every Song I've Ever Written. He travels internationally with alarming frequency and frequently writes about contemporary art. Connect with him on his blog (www.radicalcut.blogspot.com) or on Twitter @everySongIveEve.Author City: MONTREAL, QC CAN