Aim at the Centaur Stealing Your Wife
Author: Jennifer Nelson
Publisher: Ugly Duckling Presse (2015)
In the United States and Europe in the early twenty-first century, a person of mixed ethnicity finds herself questing inside old European art and ideas. Terrible as these things often are, she enjoys recalibrating them, and she is optimistic.
"Jennifer Nelson's Aim At The Centaur Stealing Your Wife is an exciting and incredibly compelling mix of art history, video games, shape-shifting and counterhacking China. Nelson's thinking is twisty and generous and it is a pleasure to watch her make Breugel and Occupy Wall Street meet each other and make perfect sense. Or make sonnets using Billy Idol as a jumping off point. But underneath all of this is the book's true pleasure—Nelson's smart, hilarious, omnivorous voice. It swept me away."