The Rachel Condition (Paperback)

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The Rachel Condition is at once a political thriller, a family saga, and a mind-bending love story that plays out through the mysterious byways of Detroit.Antony has ostensibly traveled to Detroit in search of the last copy of a dangerous political novel, but his true purpose is to infiltrate a tight circle of political dissidents. Rachel appears to be working for the Detroit-based insurgency, but her loyalties are complicated. They meet at a dive bar with a dangerous Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom pinball machine and a malevolent bartender named Paul. There's also Patti, of the proto-punk band Psycho Femmes; Julia, whose uncle founded the Detroit chapter of the Black Panthers; The Commander, also known as Charlotte; The Colonel, who wears many uniforms so to speak; and Yama, a doom metal band that literally plays eternal, one-note songs. Nothing is as it seems, no one can be trusted, and, as Rachel reminds Antony, everything is different in retrospect. History, as Rachel knows, is written by the victors, and this goes for personal history, too. The Rachel Condition tells a story of tenderness and the power of art to create and destroy in the midst of violence and chaos.

About the Author

Nicholas Rombes is author of the novel The Absolution of Roberto Acestes Laing as well as the 33 1/3 book Ramones and the experimental film book 10/40/70. He teaches at the University of Detroit Mercy, in northwest Detroit.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781955904926
ISBN-10: 1955904928
Publisher: Clash Books
Publication Date: April 30th, 2024
Pages: 244
Language: English