Crash: a novel

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Publisher:
Picador, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux,
Pub. Date:
[2001]
Edition:
Second Picador paperback edition.
Language:
English
Description

In this hallucinatory novel, an automobile provides the hellish tableau in which Vaughan, a "TV scientist" turned "nightmare angel of the highways," experiments with erotic atrocities among auto crash victims, each more sinister than the last. James Ballard, his friend and fellow obsessive, tells the story of this twisted visionary as he careens rapidly toward his own demise in an internationally orchestrated car crash with Elizabeth Taylor.

A classic work of cutting-edge fiction, Crash explores both the disturbing implications and horrific possibilities of contemporary society's increasing dependence on technology as intermediary in human relations.

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9781250171511
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subject_facet Male friendship -- Fiction, Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Traffic accident victims -- Fiction, Traffic accidents -- Fiction, Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction
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