Victims by Travis Jeppesen
$16.00 | ISBN: 978-0-9912196-5-0 | 180 pp | Published: 12/9/14
Distributed by Small Press Distribution
In a barren field in the fictional town of Monkhole, Herbert stands watch over the cows—his sole form of amusement—daydreaming of his mother, who’s disappeared with a UFO cult, the Overcomers. Meanwhile, his friend Howard works obsessively on a tome about victimology.
It may be up to their friend Ruphis to unravel the mystery of the Overcomers, Herbert’s battle against gravity, Howard’s against the great white wall and the nature of those mysterious lights hovering in the clouds…
Travis Jeppesen’s debut novel, first published in 2003, set literary culture off balance by giving voice to the demented lifestyle of cultists. With a new foreword by Kevin Killian, Victims returns to reanimate these spectral figures, as well as the forces and forms hidden in their shadows.
"Victims holds a remarkably confident and able line through complicated waters, diving into interiority, surfacing in direct speech, aquaplaning into prose that’s brilliant.” – Tom McCarthy
"An artfully fractured vision of memory and escape…” – Michael Miller, Village Voice
“Jeppesen’s novel has the potential to change your life." – Michael Schaub, Bookslut
About the Author
Travis Jeppesen’s other novels include The Suiciders and Wolf at the Door. He is the recipient of a 2013 Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital/the Warhol Foundation. 16 Sculptures, his foray into object-oriented writing, was published in book format by Publication Studio, featured in the Whitney Biennial as an audio installation, and was the subject of a solo exhibition at Wilkinson Gallery in 2014.