David Keenan - Industry of Light & Magic
This item is scheduled to be released on 25th August 2022.
If you want to talk about epic prequels, look no further.
The much-anticipated prequel to Keenan's cult classic debut, This is Memorial Device, Industry of Magic and Light is set in the same mythical Airdrie in the 1960s and early 70s and centres on a group of hippies running their own psychedelic light show.
Told in two halves - the first in the form of an inventory of the contents of a caravan abandoned by one of the hippies, the second in the form of a tarot card reading - it is not so much a book about the 1960s as a direct channelling of the decade's energies, bringing to life how even the smallest and dreariest of working class towns felt so full of possibility in the wake of the psychedelic moment. Via artefacts from the time - everything from poetry chapbooks, record reviews and musical instruments through bubblegum wrappers, bicycle repair kits and mysterious cassette recordings - the book opens out into adventures along the hippy trail in Afghanistan and behind the Iron Curtain that leads a cast of new and returning characters - as well as the authorities - to believe that they are literally making magic. Simultaneously a forensics of the 1960s, a detective novel, an occult thriller, a vision quest, and the hallucinatory exposition of a moment where it felt like anything was possible, Industry of Magic and Life brings to life the streets of small working class towns as transformational sites of utopian joy.
When is this released?
David Keenan - Industry of Light & Magic is available for preorder now and has a scheduled release date of 25th August 2022. In the event of any delays to this date, we will try to keep this page updated, specifically in the 'release updates' tab. Sadly, we are seeing a lot of date changes in 2022 so please bear with us.
When will I get it?
So long as there are no delays in the manufacturing and distribution processes that would delay the release as scheduled, we aim to ship it to you to arrive on or as close as possible to release day.
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What is the discount?
David Keenan - Industry of Light & Magic is listed at a special discounted pre order price (usually between 10-15 percent) that will revert to full price during the week of release.
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