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DAVID KEENAN in conversation: THIS IS MEMORIAL DEVICE

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The place is Airdrie. The year is 1983. Memorial Device, the best band that never existed, are about to change everyone's lives forever. The story of a cast of misfits, drop-outs, small town visionaries and would-be artists and musicians through a period of time where anything seemed possible.

This Is Memorial Device, the debut novel by David Keenan, is a love letter to the small working class towns in western Scotland in the late 1970s and early 80s as they were temporarily transformed by the endless possibilities that came out of the freefall from punk rock. At its core is the story of Memorial Device, a mythic post-punk group that could have gone all the way were it not for the visionary excess and uncompromising bloody-minded belief that served to confirm them as underground legends.

Written in a series of hallucinatory first-person eye-witness accounts that capture the prosaic madness of the time and place, heady with the magic of youth recalled, This Is Memorial Device combines the formal experimentation of David Foster Wallace at his peak circa Brief Interviews With Hideous Men with moments of delirious psychedelic modernism, laugh out loud bathos, and tender poignancy

A real treat in store for sure - we can't wait!

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