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Fission Among the Fanatics, by Tom Bradley
FISSION AMONG THE FANATICS
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Fission Among the Fanatics is about growing up downwind of hydrogen bomb test sites (the sky turned black as midnight during lunchtime at Tom Bradley's kindergarten), and receiving writerly vocation among Mormon fundamentalists. Tom ends up pursuing that vocation in exile, among religious nuts of a different stripe, in the most famous nuclear test sites of all: Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It’s a full-circle deal, with an extended stopover of several years in Red China. (He was kicked out for political reasons, detailed in the book.) Fission Among the Fanatics comes fully equipped with a critical appendix by Cye Johan, a book-length tour-de-force essay on Tom Bradley and The Sam Edwine Pentateuch. "This may be the longest piece ever published in the Cybercorpse, and the first appearance of a genre so strange we are turning away from naming it..." (NPR...
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Fission Among the Fanatics is about growing up downwind of hydrogen bomb test sites (the sky turned black as midnight during lunchtime at Tom Bradley's kindergarten), and receiving writerly vocation among Mormon fundamentalists.

Tom ends up pursuing that vocation in exile, among religious nuts of a different stripe, in the most famous nuclear test sites of all: Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It’s a full-circle deal, with an extended stopover of several years in Red China. (He was kicked out for political reasons, detailed in the book.)

Fission Among the Fanatics comes fully equipped with a critical appendix by Cye Johan, a book-length tour-de-force essay on Tom Bradley and The Sam Edwine Pentateuch. "This may be the longest piece ever published in the Cybercorpse, and the first appearance of a genre so strange we are turning away from naming it..." (NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu)

back cover blurbs:

Tom Bradley is one of the most criminally underrated authors on the planet.
--Andrew Gallix, 3:am magazine

This Bradley would make Lafcadio Hearn reel with laughter ... if not shake his head in wonder.
--Lolita Lark, Review of Arts, Letters, Philosophy and the Humanities

I love the contradictions in Bradley's work: the subtlety beneath the rollicking humour; the precision, in his more political work, underlying the scathing tone; and the simplicity of his language throughout.
--Val Stevenson, nthposition magazine

Tom Bradley is one of the most exasperating, offensive, pleasurable, and brilliant writers I know. I recommend his work to anyone with spiritual fortitude and a taste for something so strange that it might well be genius.
--Denis Dutton, Arts & Letters Daily

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