by Jason Leclerc



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/24/2013

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9781480803503
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9781480803497
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 274
ISBN : 9781480803510

About the Book

Since they first named it, attention deficit disorder (ADD) has been a marker for the American generation who came of age between Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, with Prince or the Beastie Boys playing in the background while the Mario Brothers and the Golden Girls battled in the foreground. Back then, education, football, and Hollywood were wrapped in capitalism and sentimentality.

Embracing distraction and fighting with concentration, Momentitiousness captures the spirit and literary needs of this generation and its heirs with its spurious connections and tangential relationships. Loosely lassoing the possibilities enabled by the digital evolution toward boundless search, this novel collection first establishes the “you” and then proceeds to obliterate the “I” in multiple dimensions.

Nibble on this new literary form—obsessively perched between collection and novel—as it wanders along a least-squares path from moment to moment, from singularity to communion. Here, find stories—from arbitrage to zombies, Chicago to Columbia, dark to energy—about love and disappointment, science and spirits, and life, death, and the undead. Feast upon this antidote to the mundane as it irreverently exalts the soul of an ADD generation like a collection of first kisses: nostalgic and sweet, sensuous and raw, tenuously related, and well wrought.

About the Author

A cultural curmudgeon and brash social flaneur, Jason Leclerc is an ADD-navigating “PoetEconomist”—as he is known in his internationally consumed digital poetry space—who spends his days as an arbitrageur. The moments between trades are spent conceiving, reimagining, and textualizing the people, spirits, and ideas that effervesce from his world.