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Momus publishes first novel, UnAmerica

Musician, artist and Wire contributor Momus has published his first novel, UnAmerica. The story traces a sports shop employee, who is tasked by God to set sail and undiscover America – a country which has drifted far from His original plans. Momus (aka Nick Currie) told the Irish Times: "I tried to fill the book with all the unAmerican things I could, from Krafkwerk to Euripides, yet situate them in this little town in South Carolina... In a larger sense, it’s what America is supposed to do: absorb new people and new ideas and make them American."

The book follows on from Momus's previous books for Sternberg Press on Scotland and Japan. UnAmerica is published by Penny-Ante. Momus plays at Cafe Oto in September.

[Hat Tip: Irish Times]