Selling Lipservice - Tammy Baikie (Paperback)

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WINNER OF THE DINAANE DEBUT FICTION AWARD FOR 2016 - Formerly known as the European Union Literary Award. Daring in scope and exhibiting exhilarating virtuosity, it takes South African fiction into a space last seen with Lauren Beukes's Zoo City.

Product Details

Barcode
9781431424795
Department
Books
Released
1 Jan 2018
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Tammy Baikie
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd
Language
English
Number of Pages
184
Dimensions
235 x 155 x 155mm

Summary

Compared to the likes of Clockwork OrangeZoo City, and Dub Steps, Selling LipService is a daring novel. Selling LipService introduces its reader to a strange assortment of new vocabulary, and through this touches on the familiar danger of the commercialization of language. Through a linguistically brilliant text, Tammy Baikie has created a world that exposes a society swallowed up by ad men. Since coming of age, Frith must wear a LipService patch to write or speak. The words the patch produces are not her own. Scripted by copywriters, they promote one sponsoring brand or another. With them, You&;a voice in her head that is the patch&;s brand persona and her conformist alter ego&;appears. Through the noise of You talking about a variety of different LipService brands, Frith struggles to find her way back to speaking for herself. She believes her tastures, her ability to taste things she touches, are the key. But other elements of this consumerist society are equally interested in tastures for commercial gain.

Fiction

General Subject
Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / General
BISAC Subject 2
Fiction / General
BIC Classification 2
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
South African fiction (English)
Dewey Classification
FIC
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Tammy Baikie is a translator who is qualified with French and German as source languages and dabbles in Russian. After four years living and working in Germany, she returned home to South Africa where her translation career has continued with advertising and communications as her field of specialisation. Tammy attended the SUISS summer writing programme in Edinburgh and completed an MA in Creative Writing at Wits. She was longlisted in the 2010/2011 Fish International Short Story Contest.