U. is a ‘corporate anthropologist’ who, while working on a giant, epoch-defining project no one really understands, is also tasked with writing the Great Report on our society. But instead, U. spends his days procrastinating, meandering through endless buffer-zones of information and becoming obsessed by the images with which the world bombards him on a daily basis: oil spills, African traffic jams, roller-blade processions. Is there a secret logic holding all these images together? Once cracked, will it unlock the master-meaning of our era? Might it have something to do with the dead parachutists in the news? Perhaps; perhaps not.
Our special limited First Edition of Satin Island (2015) comprises 100 copies, numbered and signed by the author and published in association with Jonathan Cape. All copies have been printed on Munken Pure Rough Cream 120 gsm paper and bound in dark green Tohsho Japanese silk, the spine blocked in silver. The cover image is a still from Johan Grimonprez’s short film from Satin Island which was inspired by the novel, and each copy contains a portfolio of facsimile pages from the author’s working notebooks and typescript, together with two trial dust-jacket designs by Suzanne Dean and Peter Mendelsund.
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