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Impotent: A Novel

Impotent A Novel Impotent is a collection of moving stories about a time when it is easier to get a refill on a prescription than approval for therapy and individuals are reduced to letters on a medical chart In revea

  • Title: Impotent: A Novel
  • Author: Matthew Roberson
  • ISBN: 9781573661485
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • Impotent is a collection of moving stories about a time when it is easier to get a refill on a prescription than approval for therapy and individuals are reduced to letters on a medical chart In revealing vignettes, Matthew Roberson clinically catalogs the hopes, dreams, and failures of people identified only through form like abbreviations C for co dependent, I forImpotent is a collection of moving stories about a time when it is easier to get a refill on a prescription than approval for therapy and individuals are reduced to letters on a medical chart In revealing vignettes, Matthew Roberson clinically catalogs the hopes, dreams, and failures of people identified only through form like abbreviations C for co dependent, I for Insured In these case studies, Roberson captures his subjects lives poignantly by supplementing their diagnoses with unconventional footnotes, lists, and medicinal warnings Each vignette exposes a different facet of our medicated society, humanizing a multitude of conditions depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, impotence, and dementia In a world of domestic ennui, deadpan voices struggle to transcend numbness while simultaneously trying to manage the pain of living Impotent is both important social commentary and engrossing fiction.

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    1 thought on “Impotent: A Novel

    1. I heard Matthew read from this book at AWP this year and I liked what I heard, so I bought this book. I think it's difficult to write a book that is innovative structurally, but also has a good story and some genuine emotion.Also, after DFW I think it's hard to do the footnote and not be derivative or gimmicky. This book uses footnotes, but in a way that I found interesting, not intrusive, and not gimmicky.I really like this book and while it might not be popular to say so, I thought it had a lo [...]

    2. So-called postmodern fiction -- that which allows the reader some choice in how he/she reads a text due to footnotes, lack of character names, and/or other structurally unconventional elements -- is often criticized for being cold, detached, and gimmicky. I'm happy to say that Roberson's novel, which uses many structural innovations, is warm, connected, and not at all gimmicky. I was really blown away by the beauty of the prose, which often has a near-poetic efficiency and rhythm. The book is a [...]

    3. Impotent achieves more of an emotional effect through its distance than many books do by allowing their characters to be known. Everyone is an initial here, and the narrator is cold and aloof--and that's precisely why the book is so emotionally wrenching. Judgments are not made, and the book is not colored by an authorial agenda--rather, it shows us the fallout of a medicated society, and leaves us to judge all of it, rather than just the positive or negative results.

    4. Bizarre but so interesting and a quick read too! Not for everyone but it's form creates quite the different read on this story book about different people and their addiction (and not) to prescription drugs. Also, a lot of endnotes and footnotes. Not distracting at all. Check it out, ya'll! I'd re-read this!

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