Beat Space


by Tommaso Pincio

ebook (epub) Only

April 11, 2016
novel | 112 pgs

Melding Pynchon with the Beats, Pincio sends his heroes Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady on a pulp sci-fi adventure in a satire of contemporary capitalism. Coca-Cola sells dreams and blames their customers for maiming caused by exploding bottles. Neal Cassady chases Marilyn Monroe. In Pincio’s 1950s, history is lost in fantasy, and the result is sheer entertainment.

Translated from the Italian by Acacia M. O'Connor

About the Author: Tommaso Pincio is the Thomas Pynchon-inspired nome d'arte of Marco Colapietro, Italian writer and portraitist. His third novel, Love-Shaped Story was published in English by HarperCollins in 2004. Beat Space is his second novel.

About the Translator: Acacia M. O'Connor is a writer and translator based in New York. A graduate of Vassar College, she received her MA in Literary Translation Studies from the University of Rochester. Beat Space is her first full-length translation.