Brian Fawcett pens a ferociously brilliant book that is sure to challenge readers to see the world through a new set of eyes in his “ringing call for… a self-liberation through the very acts of remembering and imagining” (Los Angeles Times).
Through thirteen wildly imaginative short stories and a passional essay on colonialism and Southeast Asia, Cambodia: A Book for People Who Find Television Too Slow startles, amuses, and infuriates its readers with juxtaposed images and penetrating insights into the media jungle.
Like subtitles read in a foreign film, the pace of Brian Fawcett’s intoxicating prose accelerates quickly and unfolds right before the readers eyes until it is moving more swiftly than the imagines on the evening moves.
Passion stirs in the pages of Fawcett’s book, urging readers to resist the annihilation of memory and imagination in our society.
Brian Fawcett is a Canadian novelist and poet based in Toronto, Ontario. After graduating from Simon Fraser University, he worked as an urban planner before becoming a full-time writer while also teaching creative writing in a maximum-security prison. His other works include Capital Tales (1984), The Secret Journal of Alexandre (1985), and Friends (1971).