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Monday, March 25, 2013

Anders Nilsen's Rage of Poseidon


Perhaps you were lucky enough to get your hands on the handmade edition of Rage of Poseidon last year? More likely, like me, you weren't, and now you're stuck with your hands in your hair asking WHYYYYYYY?! Well, don't sweat it, bro; we've got you covered. This fall we'll be releasing the title in a beautifully non-handmade edition. I know, not quite as cool, but it means that more people get to read this brilliant collection of short stories, so no one can really complain about that, now can they?

Julia wrote some really great copy for the book, so I went ahead and deleted all the inarticulate things I just wrote about it pasted her copy here instead:

Imagine you are Poseidon at the dawn of the twenty-first century. The oceans are dying and sailors have long since stopped paying tribute. They just don’t need you anymore. What do you do? Perhaps, seeking answers, you go exploring. Maybe you end up in Wisconsin and discover the pleasures of the iced latte. And then, perhaps, everything goes wrong.

Anders Nilsen, the author of Big Questions and Don’t Go Where I Can’t Follow, explores questions like these in his newest work, a darkly funny meditation on religion and faith with a modern twist. Rage of Poseidon brings all the philosophical depth of Nilsen’s earlier work to bear on contemporary society, asking how a twenty-first-century child might respond to being sacrificed on a mountaintop, and probing the role gods like Venus and Bacchus might have in the world of today.

Sounds incredible, right?

We'll keep you posted on the details of this book as we get closer to the release date, but in the meantime, here's some shots from an exhibit up at Fumetto in Luzern, Switzerland, that features some originals from the book. Anders is pretty good at blogging his travels, so if you're not already following his blog, get on it!


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