The Repeat Room

A Novel

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Pub Date Sep 24 2024 | Archive Date Aug 30 2024

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Description

Franz Kafka meets Yorgos Lanthimos in this provocative new novel from one of America’s most brilliant and distinctive writers

In a speculative future, Abel, a menial worker, is called to serve in a secretive and fabled jury system. At the heart of this system is the repeat room, where a single juror, selected from hundreds of candidates, is able to inhabit the defendant’s lived experience, to see as if through their eyes.

The case to which Abel is assigned is revealed in the novel’s shocking second act. We receive a record of a boy's broken and constrained life, a tale that reveals an illicit and passionate psycho-sexual relationship, its end as tragic as the circumstances of its conception.

Artful in its suspense, and sharp in its evocation of a byzantine and cruel bureaucracy, The Repeat Room is an exciting and pointed critique of the nature of knowledge and judgment, and a vivid framing of Ball's absurd and nihilistic philosophy of love.
Franz Kafka meets Yorgos Lanthimos in this provocative new novel from one of America’s most brilliant and distinctive writers

In a speculative future, Abel, a menial worker, is called to serve in a...

Advance Praise

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE REPEAT ROOM

“Blistering. . . . Ball’s tragic character study of the accused stands in stark relief to the chilling depiction of the court system and its low estimation of human life. . . . This strikes a chord.”

Publishers Weekly

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE REPEAT ROOM

“Blistering. . . . Ball’s tragic character study of the accused stands in stark relief to the chilling depiction of the court system and its low estimation of human...


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EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781646221400
PRICE $27.00 (USD)
PAGES 256

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