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Origin Unknown

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ISBN-10: 1564788849

ISBN-13: 9781564788849

Edition: 2013

Authors: Oliver Rohe, Lauren Messina

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Oliver Rohe’s first novel is a word-crazed monologue in the mind of a man named Selber flying back to his wartorn native country for the first time in years. Grappling with his fear of flying and increasingly possessed by reminiscences of his long-dead childhood friend Roman, the narrator begins to wonder if any of his thoughts, or the decisions he has made in his life, are truly his own. From meditations upon loss, violence, repetition, and individuality, to explicit homages to the works of Thomas Benhard, Without Origin is a remarkable and incisive debut.
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Book details

List price: $13.50
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 7/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 117
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Oliver Rohe was born in 1972 to a German father and an Armenian mother from Lebanon. He is a novelist and critic, and a founding member of the literary review Inculte. His novel Vacant Lot was published in an English translation by Laird Hunt in 2010.

Lauren Messina is a native English speaker who reads, writes, and speaks in both English and French. In 2008 she received a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies with a minor in French from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. In 2010, she received a Graduate Certificate in Translation, and she completed the Online Certificate in Applied Literary Translation from the same institution in 2011.