Gary Indiana: The Shanghai Gesture

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Out of fantasias of the past (Fu Manchu novels, exotic Hollywood films, documents of "friendly" imperialism from the twenties to the forties), Gary Indiana concocts the nightmare present of The Shanghai Gesture (Two Dollar Radio), a book that takes the current fashion for apocalyptic dystopias to unprecedented levels of fear and loathing.

  • Read an excerpt from The Shanghai Gesture.