August Book of the Month: Katrina Palmer – The Fabricator’s Tale

Our book of the month for August 2022, with 30% off all month, is The Fabricator’s Tale by Katrina Palmer (2014).

This meta-narrative is punctuation by short, abstract, and often disturbingly violent stories, featuring nameless characters that expose the repressed tension between the animate and inanimate, the sick malaise of contemporary life, and the cracking points of human subjectivity.

Palmer’s misanthropic characters are embedded within their own obsession with objects, with exposure, voyeurism, and the sexualised abuse of power, and appear to exist in a highly dysfunctional world, that parodies, and replicates both the conditions of art, and its place in contemporary society.

When the protagonist, the dysfunctional Reality Flickers, meets the psychotic Heart Beast (aka the fucker), death, sex and sculpture collide in the stories that form The Fabricator’s Tale.

August Book of the Month: Katrina Palmer – The Fabricator’s Tale; ; January 1970; Artist: Palmer, Katrina; | Publisher: Book Works: | Designer: Atelier Dreibholz