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Double-Tracking
Double-Tracking

Double-Tracking

Studies in Duplicity

LITERARY COLLECTIONS

120 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $15.99 (US $15.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: December 2019

ISBN 9780995705227

Rights: US, CA, NZ, CAM, SAM, CAR, PH, KR & FM

Carcanet Press, Ltd. (Dec 2019)
Little Island Press

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Overview

New Book Description:To double-track is to be both: counter-cultural and establishment, rich and poor, a bum with the keys to a country retreat, an exotic addition to the dinner table who still knows how to find their way around the silverware. In the 1970s Tom Wolfe located the apex of doubletracking as the art world, but today, it's a cornerstone of the middle classes, and a full-blown commonplace of contemporary life. At root, it's a state of mind born of an ambivalent relationship to privilege, that, when perfected, allows those with financial resources the economic benefits of leaning right, and the cultural benefits of leaning left. It curls around the vocal chords of private school alumni as they drop their consonants, sprays the can of legally sanctioned graffiti on the side of the pop-up container shopping mall, and tones the cores of sweaty executives attending weekly parkour classes, prancing about the concrete furniture of housing estates they do not live on. Comprising essays, fiction and art criticism, this is a merciless, witty satire of the middle classes - a venturesome, intelligent debut which cuts to the very core of our duplicitous lives.

Author Biography

Rosanna Mclaughlin lives in London, where she was born. Her essays and reviews have featured in publications including ArtReview, BOMB and Frieze. She was shortlisted for the Fitzcarraldo Essay Prize 2016; in 2017 she was the TAARE British Council writer in residence. She is an editor at The White Review.