VAS: An Opera in Flatland

A Novel. By Steve Tomasula. Art and Design by Stephen Farrell.

Steve Tomasula and Stephen Farrell

VAS: An Opera in Flatland
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Steve Tomasula and Stephen Farrell

370 pages | illustrated throughout | 5-1/4 x 9-1/4 | © 2002
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780226807409 Published December 2004
Printed in the colors of flesh and blood, VAS: An Opera in Flatland—a hybrid image-text novel—demonstrates how differing ways of imagining the body generate diverse stories of history, gender, politics, and, ultimately, the literature of who we are.

A constantly surprising, VAS combines a variety of voices, from journalism and libretto to poem and comic book. Often these voices meet in counterpoint, and the meaning of the narrative emerges from their juxtapositions, harmonies, or discords. Utilizing a wide and historical sweep of representations of the body—from pedigree charts to genetic sequences—VAS is, finally, the story of finding one's identity within the double helix of language and lineage.
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