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The Teeth of a Slow Machine

Andrew Roff



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Wakefield Press
03 March 2022
This daring, irreverent short-story collection dissects and explores the conundrums of contemporary life and what it is to be human, through a world very like our own.

A corporate satire follows a pair of dark operatives working for a chicken franchise as they take careful revenge on counterfeiters. A coder calculates the odds of her husband's cold developing complications and killing him, in a story told in code. A relationship at breaking point is told via a scrambled timeline of events that works like a puzzle. A man spends his inheritance on technology that will allow him to fly. And an archeologist working for mining companies against the interests of Indigenous communities develops a mysterious psychological condition that causes her to black out and commit extreme acts of generosity.
Imprint:   Wakefield Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm, 
Weight:   290g
ISBN:   9781743058916
ISBN 10:   1743058918
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for The Teeth of a Slow Machine

'At turns dreamlike, luminously satirical, fever-pitched and achingly mortal, the scope of Andrew Roff's debut collection is utterly refreshing and a joy to linger in.' - Josephine Rowe 'A bold and exciting collection.' - Laura Elvery 'A collection bursting with vitality and variety, the stories ranging widely in form and theme, sometimes affecting, sometimes amusing, and never less than wildly entertaining.' - Ryan O'Neill

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