Starting next week is the stunning new serial “The Anarchist’s Girlfriend” by Susan Weinstein. The ideas are as fresh as Occupy Wall Street, but the book was actually originally written in the 1970s – dealing with art, politics, mystics and megalomaniacs. It’s delightfully retro and powerfully prescient at the same time.
In “The Anarchist’s Girlfriend”, Dostoyevsky’s divine “Idiot” is reimagined as a Brooklyn Go-Go Girl, who’s psychic and makes clothes of the future. She lives with the Anarchist, who silkscreens posters for his organization, Food for Vendettas, and Sandy, a video-veritie artist/nihilist. The story is told through the compassionate yet worldly eyes of Wayne, a deaf mute journalist for the cultish “News World.”
And as an added bonus, here’s the cover by acclaimed cover artist Cathy Saksa:
See you next week for the exciting first chapter!