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A Beautifully Complex Debut + Extraordinary Music - Show #278

A Beautifully Complex Debut + Extraordinary Music - Show #278

Playing tracks by

Ar Kane.

In her astonishing debut novel, Rubik, Elizabeth Tan may have created a new unexpected genre. She deftly blends the real and imagined with biting social satire, exploring the lives of her diverse group of characters with deep empathy and insight into our contemporary world. In her book, the dead aren’t really gone, they persist as phone numbers, social media accounts, newsletter recipients, aliases on fan-fiction. She goes deeper: digital ghosts move and connect us, so we feel we know people we have only seen online just as corporations masquerade as familiar friends. Also in the show, new music from Jübl, fronted by Rudy Tambala, one half of A. R. Kane, a groundbreaking duo from the late 80's. We hear A. R. Kane's sublime Lollita and more new music from London courtesy of Grand Pax with Destroyer